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The IP-Antitrust Interface: An FTC PerspectiveAlden F. AbbottGeneral Counsel, U.S. Federal Trade CommissionKeynote Address, IP Watchdog CON2020Virtual ConferenceSeptember 17, 2020 Introduction•Many thanks to Gene Quinn and IP Watchdog. Today I will reflect briefly on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) initiatives at the intersection of intellectual property (IP) law and antitrust law.•I will address policy initiatives first (which draw heavily on economics) and then turn to antitrust enforcement actions. (The FTC and Justice Department (DOJ) enforce antitrust.)•The views expressed today are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the FTC or any individual FTC Commissioner. •Special thanks to Elizabeth Gillen and Anupama Sawkar of the FTC’s Policy Planning Office for their outstanding assistance in the preparation of these remarks. Background: Innovation and IP•FTC agrees that IP rights spur innovation and dynamic competition.•Council of Economic Advisers Report(20...