In this issue:
Antitrust in an Obama Administration
change in the antitrust leadership in the United States as a result of the election of Barack Obama has potentially significant challenging effects for antitrust enforcement and priorities around the world. Nevertheless, some of the differences between Democratic and Republic administrations, at least on international issues, may be exaggerated.
The new FTC Chairman faces unprecedented challenges, as the entire government does. The economic downturn makes competition enforcement even more vital as consumers have suffered from higher prices and less services in concentrated markets.
The Intersection of Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property Rights Under the New Obama Administration
The intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property (“IP”) is a niche that did not command national attention during the lead-up to the election. But evidence exists about President Obamaâ€™s general views on antitrust law and on patent reform.
This essay outlines the needed transformative change in todayâ€™s competition policy. The essay proposes more empirical analysis by the U.S. competition authorities, outlines how be