InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

Patent owner censured by US antitrust watchdog

Eileen McDermott, New York


The US antitrust authorities have taken unprecedented action to stop a company from enforcing its Ethernet technology patents in a way deemed to be anticompetitive

In an unusually broad exercise of power by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), patent enforcement company Negotiated Data Solutions (N-Data) has been ordered to stop allegedly anticompetitive enforcement of its patents covering the communications technology.

The patents, US patent numbers 5,617,418 and 5,687,174, are related to “NWay” Ethernet technology, which was adopted as an industry standard by the standard-setting organization, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in 1994.

According to the FTC, N-Data’s predecessor company, National Semiconductor Corporation, made a commitment...


Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of one week’s FREE access and become a Managing IP member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain 7 days FREE access when you register now.

Join here

profile

Managing IP

ManagingIP

ManagingIP profile

Our new blog post on Senator Coons' “legislative grenade” aimed at PTAB proceedings http://t.co/XNvmHbB6Oc http://t.co/E17srBKThE

Mar 5 2015 07:29 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

At @meliaalicante for the @MARQUES_IP Spring Meeting. Sadly, this is not the view from the meeting rooms http://t.co/5IdwCrxGTV

Mar 5 2015 04:50 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

Help shape the future of @bipc by taking their survey & win an iPad Air 2! http://t.co/mwHu90pQsP

Mar 5 2015 12:33 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
More from the Managing IP blog


AIPLA Daily Report 2014

Read this year's AIPLA Daily Report - published daily by Managing IP direct from the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington DC


null null null

March 2015

Inside Beijing’s new IP Court

Peter Leung visited Beijing’s new IP Court and interviewed Judge Chen Jinchuan, vice president of the Court, about its aims, its first cases and why he listens to French radio every morning. Plus: more news and analysis on China’s new IP Courts



Most read articles

Supplements