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HSR Act review on the horizon for more pharmaceutical patent transfers
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2012

Proposed Amendments to the Rules under the Hart Scott Rodino Act will require compliance with the Act’s reporting and waiting period requirements for certain acquisitions of exclusive pharmaceutical patent licenses that historically have not been reportable because the licensor retained manufacturing rights under the patent


Seventh Circuit dismisses unusual derivative action challenging interlocking directorate
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2012

On June 13, 2012, a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Panel slapped down a derivative action against Sears Holding Corporation ("Sears") alleging a violation of Section 8 of the Clayton Act, which prohibits interlocking directorates


Sixth Circuit rules that filed rate doctrine does not apply to unfiled concessions in electricity rates, authorizing examination under the Robinson-Patman Act
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2012

The so-called filed rate doctrine immunizes from private antitrust damage claims relating to utility rates that have been approved as reasonable by a regulatory agency


Polypore Int'l: neither size, nor closing, nor lack of sales stays the FTC from its appointed tasks
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2012

On July 12, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld the Federal Trade Commission's (the "FTC") Opinion and Order in Polypore International, Inc. v. FTC


Recent interchange fee settlement how proposed changes to Visa and MasterCard's policies could affect your franchise system
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2012

On July 13, 2012, Visa and MasterCard agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding and a proposed settlement for what may become the largest recovery ever in an antitrust matter (with expected settlement payments valued at approximately $6.6 billion), as well as the second largest class action settlement ever


The European Commission’s measures on actions for damages caused by infringements of the competition law provisions
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union
  • August 19 2013

On June 11, 2013, the European Commission (Commission) released a proposal for a directive on private damages actions for infringements of EU and


Ninth Circuit decision addresses standards for claim that buyer knowingly received unlawfully discriminatory prices in violation of Robinson-Patman Act
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

On July 19th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a per curiam decision in Gorlick Distribution Centers, LLC v. Allied Exhaust Systems, Inc., a


Supreme Court rules that reverse-payment patent litigation settlements are subject to judicial review under the antitrust rule of reason
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

On June 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a decade of conflicting circuit court opinions when it held in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc


FTC merger guidance roundup: Summer 2013
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

The FTC has not taken a vacation from providing merger guidance this summer, and Labor Day is still to come. So far, the Commission has issued


It may be steel, but its supply is elastic: Eleventh Circuit rejects market definition that fails to account for ease of entry
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

In a decision undergirded by fundamental principles of economics, burden of proof and common sense, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the entry of