Should Jurisdictional Clauses be Interpreted Differently in Competition Law Cases? A Comment on Case C 595/17 Apple ECLI:EU:C:2018:854

Should Jurisdictional Clauses be Interpreted Differently in Competition Law Cases? A Comment on Case C 595/17 Apple ECLI:EU:C:2018:854

November 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Should Jurisdictional Clauses be Interpreted Differently in Competition Law Cases? A Comment on Case C 595/17 Apple ECLI:EU:C:2018:854 By Pedro Caro de Sousa (OECD)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction Does a widely worded […]

US: Top court hears Apple dispute

US: Top court hears Apple dispute

Apple will head to the US Supreme Court this week to block a group of customers from suing the tech giant for monopoly abuse, The Telegraph has reported. The company is battling a group of iPhone owners who claim Apple forces them to overpay for apps by forbidding rivals to the multibillion-dollar App Store.After the customers […]

US: Apple wants SCOTUS to undo decision in antitrust suit

US: Apple wants SCOTUS to undo decision in antitrust suit

Apple on Monday, October 29, again urged the US Supreme Court to undo a 9th Circuit decision reviving an antitrust suit from app buyers accusing the tech giant of illegally monopolizing the iPhone, reported Law360. “A group of iPhone users had sued, saying the tech giant’s practice is anticompetitive,” Apple World reported. “Apple argued that […]

Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”?

Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”?

October 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”? By Miguel Sousa Ferro (University of Lisbon)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Essential Facts Apple’s distribution network in […]

Italy: Apple, Samsung fined over software updates

Italy: Apple, Samsung fined over software updates

According to a report from The Guardian, Italy’s antitrust watchdog announced on Wednesday, October 24, it was fining Apple and Samsung Electronics €5 million (US$5.7 million) each following complaints they used software updates to slow down their mobile phones. An investigation launched in January by the nation’s competition authority found that certain smartphone software updates had […]

US: Qualcomm & FTC ask for more time to reach settlement in Apple case

US: Qualcomm & FTC ask for more time to reach settlement in Apple case

Qualcomm and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have asked a federal judge to postpone a preliminary ruling in the latter’s antitrust case, as the two sides are hoping to pursue a settlement. If the delay takes effect, a decision on the FTC’s motion for partial summary judgment would be moved out 30 days, Reuters […]

US: Feds to argue at SCOTUS Apple App Store case

US: Feds to argue at SCOTUS Apple App Store case

The US Supreme Court granted the Solicitor General’s request to argue in a private case that consumers can’t sue Apple for monopolizing its “App Store.” In an October 1 order, the high court agreed to allow Solicitor General Noel Francisco’s request to split time with Apple during oral argument in Apple v. Pepper. The argument […]

US: ITC denies Qualcomm request for iPhone import ban

US: ITC denies Qualcomm request for iPhone import ban

As part of the ongoing legal battle between Qualcomm and Intel, a US International Trade Commission (ITC) judge has declined Qualcomm’s request for an import ban on certain iPhone models. The judge said that while some iPhone models infringe on one Qualcomm patent, an import ban would go against certain factors. In a statement, Apple […]

US: Qualcomm accuses Apple of sharing trade secrets with Intel

US: Qualcomm accuses Apple of sharing trade secrets with Intel

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing trade secrets and handing them over to Intel, a filing with the Superior Court of California claims, alleging Apple wanted to use the information to improve the performance of chips provided to it via Intel. The latest activity in the long-running legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm has the […]

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

September 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?) By Rupprecht Podszun (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Germany […]