The Federal Trade Commission recently scored a substantial victory in its antitrust suit against Qualcomm. The case represents a novel confluence of standard-setting and IP licensing issues with bedrock antitrust subjects: tying and exclusive dealing. It also takes a surprising turn in resuscitating the long-dormant doctrine of the antitrust “duty to deal.” In this edition of IP Literature Watch, we also include a paper on the hype surrounding artificial intelligence and our quest to achieve true AI. Additionally, we explore intellectual property issues around celebrity personas and the history of the right of publicity.
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License to all or access to all? A law and economics assessment of standard development organizations’ licensing rules
Should FRAND commitments be interpreted to require licensing all comers or could access to standards can be achieved through other, less rigid means?