The DOJ 2020 Business Review Letter to IEEE: Balance Restored

The DOJ 2020 Business Review Letter to IEEE: Balance Restored

In September 2020, the DOJ updated its 2015 business review letter to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) standard development organization (“SDO”)...
Standards Patents and Antitrust Policy The Road Ahead

Standards, Patents, and Antitrust Policy: The Road Ahead

Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) have been at the center of a controversial debate for almost two decades. Recent developments have provided clarity on some...
The UK’s Role as a Venue for FRAND Litigation: Have the UK Courts Gone Far Enough?

The UK’s Role as a Venue for FRAND Litigation: Have the...

The licensing of SEPs for cellular mobile technology is a global matter — standards, technologies, and the scope of many licensees’ operations are global...
Parallels and Diverging Approaches in the UK and German Supreme Courts’ Decisions on FRAND

Parallels and Diverging Approaches in the UK and German Supreme Courts’...

In this paper, I discuss the German Federal Court of Justice’s decision in Sisvel v. Haier and the UK Supreme Court decision in Unwired...
How and Why Almost Every Competition Regulator Was Wrong About Standard-Essential Patents

How and Why Almost Every Competition Regulator Was Wrong About Standard-Essential...

Since approximately the mid-2000s, competition regulators have largely adhered to a consensus according to which standard-essential patents pose an inherently high risk of anticompetitive...
Artificial Intelligence and Antitrust in a Post-Qualcomm World

Artificial Intelligence and Antitrust in a Post-Qualcomm World

The questions in FTC v. Qualcomm are consequential in setting competitive norms in an economy anxious about the exercise of market power. Like many...
The New Landscape in FRAND Litigation

The New Landscape in FRAND Litigation

2020 marked a turning point in global FRAND litigation: three judgments by the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – “BGH”) of Germany, the Supreme...
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Managing Distribution and Compliance in China: Post the Auto Antitrust Guidelines

By Ken Dai & Jet Deng (Dentons)1   In September 2020, China’s central antitrust enforcement authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), released four antitrust...
A Note on Antitrust, Labor, and “No Cold Call” Agreements in Silicon Valley

A Note on Antitrust, Labor, and “No Cold Call” Agreements in...

By Russell Pittman (US Department of Justice)1   The issue of how to provide incentives for a private firm to invest in the knowledge and capabilities...

Towards a Competition Enabling Framework in Asia Pacific: Opportunities & Challenges...

Below, we have provided the full transcript of the panel discussion, The Future of Mobile Ecosystems: Enabling a Choice for Market Players & Consumers...
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