The Justice Department said it’s developing a new policy that would alter a 2019 Trump administration stance on patents on industry standards developed so products can work together and is seeking public comments through Jan. 5 on the issue.
- The 2019 policy made clear that owners of standard-essential patents are entitled to seek court orders blocking others from using their inventions if negotiations fail
- The draft omits that and instead says that “monetary remedies will usually be adequate to fully compensate a SEP holder for infringement”
- Biden administration officials have
spokenof the need to take action against patent owners ...