District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss FTC Section 5 Complaint Against Qualcomm

District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss FTC Section 5 Complaint Against Qualcomm

August 2017 District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss FTC Section 5 Complaint Against Qualcomm By Greg Sivinski[1] Edited by Koren Wong-Ervin Click here for a PDF version of the article   Early this year, the US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint in the Northern District of California charging Qualcomm with violating Section 5 of […]

Criminalization of wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements

Criminalization of wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements

August 2017 Criminalization of wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements By John M. Taladay and Vishal Mehta [1] Edited by Rob Kwinter (Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP) Click here for a PDF version of the article On October 20, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly issued guidance […]

Righting the Course: What the DOJ Should Do About the IEEE Business Review Letter

Righting the Course: What the DOJ Should Do About the IEEE Business Review Letter

August 2017 Righting the Course: What the DOJ Should Do About the IEEE Business Review Letter By Koren W. Wong-Ervin* Click here for a PDF version of the article Standard-development organizations (SDOs) “vary widely in size, formality, organization and scope,”[1] and therefore individual SDOs may need to adopt different approaches to meet the specific needs of their members. […]

New Consensus on Merger Procedure and Analysis: the ICN’s 2017 Recommended Practices

New Consensus on Merger Procedure and Analysis: the ICN’s 2017 Recommended Practices

New Consensus on Merger Procedure and Analysis: the ICN’s 2017 Recommended Practices – By Maria Coppola & Paul O’Brien* (Office of International Affairs of the US Federal Trade Commission) Click here for a PDF version of the article. ICN in 2016, the Merger Working Group (MWG) of the International Competition Network began an ambitious project to reassess […]

Recent trends in KFTC enforcement activities regarding IPRs

Recent trends in KFTC enforcement activities regarding IPRs

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: Recent trends in KFTC enforcement activities regarding IPRs By Kyoung Yeon Kim, Yulchon LLC Click here for a pdf version of this article. Korea’s antitrust authority has, especially in recent years, come to aggressively regulate the use of intellectual property rights (IPRs). One might guess this […]

From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation?

From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation?

CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation? By Dr. Thibault Schrepel   Click here for a PDF version of the article  On June 27, 2017, the European Commission (“Commission”) has fined Google 2.7 billion dollars1 for having abused its dominant […]

Pricing Algorithms: Conscious Parallelism or Conscious Commitment?

Pricing Algorithms: Conscious Parallelism or Conscious Commitment?

July 2017 Pricing Algorithms: Conscious Parallelism or Conscious Commitment? By Alex Okuliar and Elena Kamenir* Edited by Koren W. Wong-Ervin and Rob Kwinter Click here for a PDF version of the article   Background Headline after headline has proclaimed the demise of bricks-and-mortar retail and the rise of the online merchant. Recent studies show that 8 […]

Problematic Aspects of the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Proposed Distribution Guidelines

Problematic Aspects of the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s  Proposed Distribution Guidelines

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: Problematic Aspects of the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Proposed Distribution Guidelines – By Koren W. Wong-Ervin* (Global Antitrust Institute)  Click here for a pdf version of this article. In April 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) released its proposed revisions to its Guidelines […]

International Competition Policy Expert Group: Report and Recommendations

International Competition Policy Expert Group: Report and Recommendations

May 2017 International Competition Policy Expert Group: Report and Recommendations By Koren W. Wong-Ervin* (Global Antitrust Institute) Click here for a PDF version of the article In March 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report and recommendations on International Competition Policy (Expert Report), written by a bipartisan group of highly regarded experts in competition and […]

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