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Michelle M. Ovanesian

Michelle M. Ovanesian

Michelle Ovanesian is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group and Life Sciences Patent practice.

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Are Antitrust Claims Against Licensors of Standard Essential Patents Dead On Arrival?

If the September 2020 Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. opinion is any indicator, the answer seems to be “yes,” at least where an alleged violation of fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (“FRAND”) terms and conditions is concerned. Following on the heels of F.T.C. v. Qualcomm Inc., the Northern District of Texas dismissed a complaint in which Continental … Continue Reading