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FTC issues study on 'patent assertion entities'; attorney says some PAEs are white-collar bandits

Tara Mapes Oct. 18, 2016, 12:28pm

Saying an imbalance has continued in litigation over patent rights, federal regulators have called for changes to level the legal playing field for businesses targeted with patent lawsuits.On Oct. 6, the Federal Trade Commission issued a study, titledĀ "Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study," taking a look atĀ so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs), revealing information that confirms what many already knew concerning the activities of one type of PAE, that the FTC says perpetuates "n