The Intersection of Competition Policy and Patent Policy: Implications for Promoting Innovation workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission.
On March 7, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission released a report entitled The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition. That report recommends improvements to policies affecting patent notice and remedies for patent infringement. It continues the Commission’s policy engagement with the patent system, begun with its 2003 report, To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy. The 2011 report is based on the hearings, public comments, and selected panels of the May 26, 2010 workshop, for which information is presented below.