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US FTC, Korea Fair Trade Commission on lookout for antitrust violations by patent holders

By Khushita Vasant
  • 26 Mar 2021 14:45
  • 26 Mar 2021 14:59
Officials at the Korean antitrust enforcer and the US Federal Trade Commission today warned that their respective agencies are keeping an eye out for potential anticompetitive behavior in licensing intellectual property by patent holders.

“So far, there haven't been many cases involving abuse of patents rights by [standard-essential patent] holders, or violation of

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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