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A Critique of Glory Days and How Reports of Anticompetitive Risks of Pools Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud, Members James Wodarski and Daniel Weinger, and Associate Kara Grogan co-authored an article published by IPWatchdog that critiques an article recently published in the University of San Diego Law titled “Glory Days: Do the Anticompetitive Risks of Standards-Essential Patent Pools Outweigh Their Procompetitive Benefits?,” which criticized patent pools, alleging inefficiencies and anticompetitive risks of pools for standard essential patents.

The Mintz team also co-authored a previous IPWatchdog article on patent pools, which license patents that are declared essential for technology standards.