FTC Study Would Collect Detailed Confidential Business Information from 25 Patent Assertion Entities

By | PharmaPatents | May 22, 2014
FTC Study Would Collect Detailed Confidential Business Information from 25 Patent Assertion Entities

In the May 19, 2014 Federal Register, the Federal Trade Commission published a Notice and Request for Comments concerning its proposal ”to collect information about Patent Assertion Entity (‘‘PAE’’) organization, structure, economic relationships, and activity, including acquisition, assertion, litigation, and licensing practices.”

Online Advertising Targeted by Federal Trade Commission

By | Adlaw By Request | May 16, 2014
Online Advertising Targeted by Federal Trade Commission

On May 15, 2014, Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director of the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) testified, on behalf of the FTC, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs addressing the Commission’s work regarding three consumer protection issues affecting online advertising: (1) privacy, (2) malware and (3) data security. Below is a summary of the Commission’s testimony regarding these three key areas and the Commission’s advice for additional steps to protect consumers.