Monday, July 28, 2003

Antitrust News: Good Riddance

The FTC announced today that Commissioner Sheila Anthony resigned today, effective August 1. That's odd considering Anthony's term expired last September, and she only remained in office because her successor—Pamela Jones Harbour—was not confirmed by the Senate until last week. Technically, Anthony is already out of office, but I guess Harbour needed a few days to transition herself.

In other FTC news, the Commission announced the hiring of two new intellectual property attorneys in a press release titled "FTC Expands Intellectual Property Expertise." Is this an admission the Commission is presently ignorant about intellectual property matters?

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