The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced recently that it has completed its review of Avanci’s new Platform for licensing “Fifth Generation” (5G) telecommunications technology in the automotive industry. As part of its review, the Division interviewed a broad range of stakeholders, including automakers, automotive suppliers, potential licensors, and others, and considered letters issued to other patent pools in similar emergent technologies. The Department has concluded that, on balance, and based on the representations in Avanci’s letter request, Avanci’s proposed 5G Platform is unlikely to harm competition.
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