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former FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice hosted a one-day event to explore the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy. Panelists for the workshop included academics, economists, industry representatives, and private attorneys.

  • Request for Comments

    The Department of Justice and the FTC are interested in receiving comments on PAE activities and will accept written submissions from the public before the workshop and until April 5, 2013. Interested parties may submit public comments to ATR.LPS-PAEPublicComments@usdoj.gov. Submitted comments will be made publicly available on the Department of Justice and FTC websites.

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at ftc.gov or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.