Federalist Society Practice Groups Podcasts
About This Show
This series of podcasts features experts who analyze the latest developments in the legal and policy world. The podcasts are in the form of monologues, podcast debates or panel discussions and vary in length. The Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers. We hope these broadcasts, like all of our programming, will serve to stimulate discussion and further exchange regarding important current legal issues.
Most Recent Episode
FTC’s 6(b) Patent Assertion Entity Study
3 days ago
On October 6, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission released the long-awaited results of its 6(b) study on patent assertion entities (PAEs). The study provides detailed information about the litigation and licensing activities by the approximately twenty companies the FTC ordered to submit data. The study does more than just describe this data, though. Given that PAEs' function in the innovation industries, the FTC also proposed a number of legislative and judicial recommendations concerning how patents are asserted against alleged infringers. Thus, the FTC's PAE study is an important part of the policy debates about patents, patent licensing, patent litigation, and the impact these have on the innovation economy. In this Teleforum, the panelists discussed the study findings and their reactions to the study and its policy proposals. -- Featuring: Prof. Jorge L. Contreras, Associate Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; Prof. Kristen Osenga, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law; and Ms. Laurie Self, Vice President and Counsel of Government Affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated. Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar of CPIP, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.