Antitrust

April 26, 2017
de Carvalho, Nuno Pires

In Search of a Problem: The Interface of Car Body Part Design Protection with Antitrust

The interface of intellectual property with antitrust has many facets, and one that has surfaced in recent years is the acquisition of market power by the owners of designs as regards car body parts. Such power results from the lock-in of car buyers who need to have their cars repaired after an...Read More

April 26, 2017
Dowd, Matthew and Michel, Paul

The Need For “Innovation Certainty” At The Crossroads Of Patent And Antitrust Law

Due to a parade of legislation, judicial interpretations, and administrative application during the past decade, the combination of patent law destabilization and antitrust law uncertainty has devastated innovation certainty in the United States. We are now seeing the manifestations of...Read More

April 26, 2017
Ohlhausen, Maureen

Interview with Maureen Ohlhausen – Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission

Interview with Maureen Ohlhausen – Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.Read More

April 2017
Wong-Ervin, Koren and Hicks, Evan and Slonim, Ariel

Tying and Bundling Involving Standard-Essential Patents

Abstract

Competition agencies around the world, including in Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States (at least prior to the current administration), have taken the unwarranted position that antitrust enforcement involving standard-essential patents (SEPs) upon which a patent...Read More

March 2017
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

International Competition Policy Expert Group - Report and Recommendations

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share this report. The Chamber and its members have long been committed to aligning trade, regulatory and competition policy in support of open and competitive markets. The report is without question a significant policy contribution on the nexus of...Read More

1/24/2017
Ohlhausen, Maureen

Antitrust Policy for a New Administration

At a recent Heritage Foundation Conference, (now) Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen gave a speech addressing some of the changes she would like to see under the new administration. Ohlhausen noted that the FTC had been pursuing a harsh “unfair competition” agenda that “imposed unnecessary...Read More

Spring 2014
Hockett, Christopher

Antitrust and Due Process

Christopher Hockett looks at the inconsistencies many international practitioners face across jurisdictions in antitrust due process, lack of transparency, and procedural fairness. Hockett presents evidence from a survey of 100 private firms, and makes a series of suggestions for a substantive...Read More

11/18/2016
Layne-Farrar, Anne and Wong-Ervin, Koren

Standard-Essential Patents and Market Power

While most agencies that have addressed the issue recognize that intellectual property rights (IPRs), including standard-essential patents (SEPs), do not necessarily confer market power, there remains much confusion over how to determine the proper relevant market and the issue of whether a...Read More

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

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