The new year kicks off with hot-off-the-presses controversies. We’re starting with four articles on sports, including recent charges of maladministration against Commissioner Almunia resulting from his alleged allegiance to Spanish football, Judge Wilken’s recent ruling in In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation case, examination of UEFA’s recent regulations to ensure so-called “financial fair play”, the need for ‘sporting exception’ under the Indian antitrust law. Other two articles visit a perennial favorite – the Noerr-Pennington immunity, and pose a unique question—is Noerr-Pennington immunity antitrust’s Schrödinger’s Cat paradox? Then we ask if, to stop patent trolls, certain states will succeed in going where the feds fear to tread. Buckle your seat belts, people, it’s going to be a bumpy year.
As always, thank you to our great panel of authors.