Competition Policy International

September 2019
Teece, David

5G and the Global Economy: How Static Competition Policy Frameworks Can Defeat Open Innovation

Wireless telecommunications help knit together the global economy. The efforts of hundreds of thousands of engineers employed by thousands of firms have cooperated and competed to deliver solutions, not just compatible across firms but continually improving across time. This miracle of...Read More

October 30, 2018
Effraimidis, Georgios and Wong-Ervin, Koren

Recommendations Following the FTC’s October 2018 Hearings on IP and Innovation

On October 23-24, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held hearings on intellectual property (IP) and innovation as part of its broader ongoing hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The hearings focused on the role of IP protection in promoting innovation...Read More

June 7, 2018
Tom, Willard

Delrahim Restores Balance to Antitrust Treatment of SEPs

"In a recent open letter to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, a group of former government enforcement officials and professors took aim at recent speeches of AAG Delrahim relating to the role of antitrust in standards development activities, claiming that they 'are [not] consistent...Read More

November 26, 2017
Rill, James and Taladay, John

The KFTC’s Extraterritorial Overreach

The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s recent decision against Qualcomm is notable as one of the most significant examples of intentional territorial overreach by an antitrust enforcer in memory. The KFTC’s remedy ignores principles of jurisdiction and comity by ordering global changes to Qualcomm’s...Read More

November 2017
Ginsburg, Douglas and Wong-Ervin, Koren

The Department of Justice’s Long Awaited and Much Needed Course Correction on FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents

On November 10, 2017, the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Makan Delrahim, announced a crucial course-correction for policies involving standard-essential patents (SEPs) that a patent holder has voluntarily committed to license on fair,...Read More

September 2016
Sher, Scott and Tennis, Bradley

Exploiting Others’ Investments in Open Standards

September 2016
Kattan, Joseph and Ordover, Janusz and Shampine, Allan

FRAND and the Smallest Saleable Unit

September 2016
Spulber, Daniel

Antitrust Policy toward Technology Standards

This article argues that there is not a conflict between antitrust policy and technology standards.Read More