South Korea: Qualcomm files suit against FTC citing unfairness

South Korea: Qualcomm files suit against FTC citing unfairness

Qualcomm on Tuesday filed an injunction against South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission, which imposed over $873 million in fines and a corrective measure on the company, a court official confirmed. The US mobile chipmaker filed the suit with the Seoul Central District Court late Tuesday, reportedly requesting the court put a halt on implementation of […]

Google, Mobile And Competition: The Current State Of Play

Google, Mobile And Competition: The Current State Of Play

By Benjamin Edelman – Google’s widely-used Android operating system is open source software. Any developer who wishes to examine the source code can download it in full. Any device manufacturer that wishes to install “bare Android” can do so free of any Google apps whatsoever, and subject to minimal restrictions and few obligations to Google or […]

Jan-08(2)

In this issue: Abuse of dominance cases in Europe Frederic Jenny, Jan 28, 2008 The CFI Decision in Microsoft: Why the European Commission’s guidelines on abuse of dominance are necessary and possible This note focuses on the “refusal to deal” part of the CFI’s Microsoft decision to derive some conclusions on the advisability and the […]

Digging Deeper: Supplemental Reading

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Douglas Ginsburg, Joshua Wright, Bruce Kobayashi, Koren Wong-Ervin, Oct 14, 2015 For those interested in digging deeper into the subject, we’re providing links below to four comments made to Canada, Japan, China, and Korea regarding their respective approaches to Intellectual Property. The first two […]

A Brief Overview of Qualcomm v. Korea Fair Trade Commission

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Yoonhee Kim, Hui Jin Yang, Mar 16, 2015 The KFTC’s enforcement action against Qualcomm should create little surprise. All the more so, because Korea was the first country that successfully commercialized Qualcomm’s CDMA technology in the 1990s, leading to Qualcomm’s dominant position in […]

A Tale of Two Courts: Handling Market Definition in Abuse of Dominance Cases Under Market Share-Based Statutory Power Presumptions in China and Korea

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Yong Lim, Yunyu Shen, Feb 12, 2015 The decision by the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China (“SPC”) in the Qihoo vs. Tencent case is notable in many aspects starting from the fact that it is the SPC’s first decision […]

Early Signs of Protectionist Merger Control in Korea? Probably No, At Least Not Yet

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Cecil Saehoon Chung, Kyoung Yeon Kim, Kyu Hyun Kim, Oct 29, 2014 In March 2009, China’s MOFCOM blocked Coca-Cola’s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of a leading Chinese juice producer, China Huiyuan Juice Group, without much explanation, prompting some commentators to cry foul and […]

Ballooning Definition of Cartel and Information Exchange in Korea

Cecil Saehoon Chung, Seung Hyuck Han, Sung Bom Park, Dec 17, 2013 In recent years, antitrust enforcement agencies around the globe have enjoyed more efficient and effective cartel enforcement in no small part thanks to the burgeoning use of leniency programs by cartel members who fear that other cartel members will confess their violations faster […]

Developments in Criminal Enforcement of Competition Law in Korea

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) presents: Developments in Criminal Enforcement of Competition Law in Korea by Hee-Eun Kim* (Covington & Burling LLP Brussels Office) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.)   * Attorney at Covington & Burling LLP Brussels Office. The views expressed in this article […]

Liability of a Parent for the Antitrust Violations of a Subsidiary Under Asian Antitrust Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Eggert, Jingbo Hou, Nov 12, 2009 On September 10, 2009, the European Court of Justice (the highest court in the European Union) issued its much-anticipated decision in Akzo Nobel. N.V., and held that a parent company’s 100 percent ownership of a subsidiary […]