The Court of First Instance: Where it (All?) Happens

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Carsten Grave, Mar 21, 2007 Whilst the Court of First Instance of the European Communities  had held the Commission accountable for a lack of attention to detail in a number of circumstances, in the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) decision of 15 March […]

ECJ Dismisses British Airways’ Appeal

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alex Nourry, Mar 21, 2007 On 15 March 2007, the European Court of Justice  dismissed an appeal by British Airways plc  against a judgment of the Court of First Instance, which dismissed an appeal by BA against a European Commission decision of 14 […]

Attheraces Limited v. The British Horseracing Board Limited

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alan Bates, Feb 23, 2007 Any realistic attempt to predict the future development and speed of the European Community’s gradual shift to a more economics-based approach to antitrust law needs to take account of the likely effects of the devolution to Member States […]

Background on: Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jan 01, 2007 Issue: In Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, the issue before the Supreme Court was whether a complaint states a claim under  1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C.  1, when it alleges that defendants engaged in parallel conduct, and […]

Background on: Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Lumber Co., Inc.

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Feb 14, 2007 Issue: At issue in this case was whether the test applied for analyzing predatory pricing claims, first articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Brooke Group, Ltd. v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., 509 U.S. 209 (1993), should also be […]

What The Rambus Ruling Means For Intellectual Property In Standard Setting

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Anne Layne-Farrar, Feb 15, 2007 On February 5 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its final opinion in the long-running, and often convoluted, legal proceeding against Rambus, Inc., a computer technology company. The Commission began its case back in 2002, charging that […]

Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Joshua Wright, Jan 25, 2007 The contractual arrangement in Independent Ink is a classic example of a metering tie. A subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, the Trident division, licensed its patented printheads to original equipment manufacturers on the condition that they purchase non-patented […]

Background on: Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc.

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Mar 27, 2007 This backgrounder was originally published on January 16, 2007, updated on March 27, 2007, and further updated on June 28, 2007. Issue: On December 7, 2006 the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear the case of Leegin Creative […]

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