US: Judge denies Qualcomm, FTC request for more time

US: Judge denies Qualcomm, FTC request for more time

Federal judge Lucy Koh has denied a request from Qualcomm and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to delay a key ruling in an anti-monopoly lawsuit so the two sides can work on a potential settlement. The FTC and Qualcomm filed a joint motion on Monday, October 15, seeking 30 days before San Jose US District Judge […]

Watch the FTC’s Hearing #3 on Multi-Sided Platforms-Day 3

Watch the FTC’s Hearing #3 on Multi-Sided Platforms-Day 3

The FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century continued on Wednesday  October 17, with panels focused on issues related to Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Predatory Pricing, Vertical Restraints, and MFN. The following panel spoke on Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Issues Related to Vertically Integrated Platforms. […]

Hear Me Out: Understanding the US and EU Competition Hearings, Part 1: What Came Before, and What Is Happening Now

Posted by American Bar Association Hear Me Out: Understanding the US and EU Competition Hearings, Part 1: What Came Before, and What Is Happening Now By Koren Wong-Ervin Europe and the US are both holding broad hearings on competition and consumer protection. Why are the hearings taking place, what are the goals, why do they matter […]

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 […]

Watch the FTC’s Hearing #3 on Multi-Sided Platforms-Day 2

Watch the FTC’s Hearing #3 on Multi-Sided Platforms-Day 2

The FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century continued on Tuesday, October 16, with panels focused on issues related to Antitrust in Labor Markets. The day kicked off with an Opening Address by Alan B. Krueger and the panels covered topics such as Economic Evidence of Labor Market Monopsony; Labor Markets […]

US: Nokia stands with Qualcomm in FTC SEP case

US: Nokia stands with Qualcomm in FTC SEP case

According to the World Intellectual Property Review, Nokia has sided with Qualcomm in its standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). District Judge Lucy Koh allowed the FTC to file a response to Nokia’s amicus brief at the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, on […]

US: FTC Announces agenda for fifth session of its 21st Century hearings

US: FTC Announces agenda for fifth session of its 21st Century hearings

The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the fifth session of its Hearings initiative, with a one-day session to be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC on November 1, 2018. This session reschedules the hearing session originally postponed on September 14 due to inclement weather. The Georgetown event will examine […]

US: Third FTC’s 21st Century hearings to start Monday

US: Third FTC’s 21st Century hearings to start Monday

The Federal Trade Commission is holding the third session of the Hearings initiative, an event co-sponsored with the Global Antitrust Institute and held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The three-day event will examine the potential for collusive, exclusionary, and predatory conduct in multi-sided, technology-based […]

US: Sen. Grassley asks FTC to probe hospitals’ contracts

US: Sen. Grassley asks FTC to probe hospitals’ contracts

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on October 10 asking the agency to investigate contracts between hospital systems and insurers, The Wall Street Journal reported. He asked the FTC to examine whether contracts between health systems and payers are limiting competition and causing healthcare costs […]

US: Shearman & Sterling poaches new attorney from the FTC

US: Shearman & Sterling poaches new attorney from the FTC

This week, Ben Gris, former Assistant Director of the Mergers II Division of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), joins Shearman & Sterling as a partner in its antitrust practice based in Washington, DC. Gris’ practice focuses on merger counseling, litigation, and multi-jurisdictional transactions across a wide range of industries with […]

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