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Innovation is King. Or is it?

David Cardwell, Paul Lugard, Oct 05, 2012 Nowadays, it is undisputed that innovation is a key driver of consumer welfare. As a result, unwarranted restraints...

Has the Administrative Court’s Reversal of the IAA Decision in Pfizer...

Daniela Ampollini, Oct 15, 2012 In my article, Looking for Sense in the Italian Antitrust Authority Decision in the Pfizer Xalatan Case, which appeared in...

Looking for Sense in the Italian Antitrust Authority Decision in the...

Daniela Ampollini, Jul 27, 2012 The January 2012 decision of the Italian Antitrust Authority ("IAA") in the Pfizer case, involving Pfizer's actions to counter the marketing...

European Commission Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Sector: Less Than Expected? The...

Sean-Paul Brankin, Jul 27, 2012 On July 6, 2011, the European Commission closed the case file in itsBoehringer/Almirall investigation. It did so without a formal...

Cervantes Sequel: The FTC’s Quest to End Pay-for-Delay Pharma Settlements

Anne Layne-Farrar, Jun 27, 2012 We are drawing close to the thirtieth anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, better known...

Federal Trade Commission Rejected in “Reverse Payment” Suit

Kevin Noonan, Jun 27, 2012 The Federal Trade Commission in recent years has identified a practice it considers to be a threat to consumers regarding...

DOJ Merger Statement Renews Focus on Competitive Implications of Industry Standards

Donald Falk, Christopher Kelly, Apr 30, 2012 ...The DOJ's statement has caused some consternation, as it signals at the very least that the agency may...

Facing New Challenges at the Crossroads Between Competition and Intellectual Property...

Damien Geradin, Hee-Eun Kim, Apr 30, 2012 The Free Trade Agreement between the European Union ("EU") and Korea has been provisionally in force since July...

Mergers with Dominant Firms: The Lundbeck Case

Herbert Hovenkamp, Dec 13, 2011 In Lundbeck the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court's decision approving a merger of the only two drugs authorized to...

Intellectual Property Rights Protection Versus Antitrust: Tug of War?

Alexander Kurdin, Andrey Shastitko, Dec 13, 2011 In this paper we consider the relationship between antitrust policy and intellectual property protection under the condition of...

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