On August 12, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice proposed changes to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property, also known as the IP Licensing Guidelines. Since they were first issued in 1995, the agencies, courts, and businesses have relied on these Guidelines when considering or reviewing licensing practices. Therefore, companies with licensing programs or practices that may be affected by these Guidelines should review the proposed update and consider submitting comments. Comments are due by September 26, 2016.

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