Allen P. Grunes

Mr. Grunes is an antitrust lawyer in Brownstein’s DC office who advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and represents clients before the federal and state antitrust agencies and Congress.  He has experience in a range of industries including media and entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, and the high-tech sector.  He previously spent more than a decade at the USDOJ Antitrust Division.

Mr. Grunes is co-author of Big Data and Competition Policy (Oxford University Press).  He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Antitrust Institute and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a law degree from Rutgers University, and a master of laws degree from New York University.

The Battle Over Patents: A Summary

Adapted from The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation, edited by Stephen H. Haber and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (Oxford University Press, 2021). Complaints about the patent system are not new. Virtually all arguments that critics seize upon today to support their suggestions for a patent reform have
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IP is Not IP: Intellectual Property is Not Industrial Policy, and Why This Matters 

Competition by China with the United States for global leadership in innovation has prompted anew an age-old policy debate: What are the best policies and legal institutions to promote next-generation inventions like 5G, AI, and mRNA vaccines? Are innovations best promoted and distributed either through industrial policy initiatives like prizes,
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LeadershIP Hosts Webinar on the DMA and the US Antitrust Bills

On June 30, LeadershIP hosted a webinar titled EU DMA vs. US Legislative Proposals: Lessons and Path Forward, where the discussion focused on the Digital Markets Act (DMA)—the legislation recently adopted by the European Union that imposes obligations and prohibitions on the world’s largest digital platforms such as Apple,
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