In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte, partners at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom write that in the last year, both the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the DOJ have been particularly hawkish with respect to limiting standard essential patent holders' rights to seek injunctive relief against alleged patent violators. However, recent statements from FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright suggest that antitrust officials may not be as aligned on the issue as it previously appeared.
FTC Divided on Effect of Seeking Injunctions Over Patents
New York Law Journal
October 8, 2013