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China asks U.S. State Department for support in vitamin C price-fixing appeal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA, China
  • June 6 2014

The Chinese government has asked the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to take judicial notice of a diplomatic note its embassy sent to the U.S. State


MDL court releases several defendants from egg products antitrust litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) court has granted several motions to dismiss in consolidated actions alleging a conspiracy by egg producers and trade associations to restrict the domestic supply of eggs


FTC to accept public comments on competition in pet medications industry through Nov. 1
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reopened the comment period for its October 2, 2012, workshop on competition and consumer protection issues in the pet medications industry


Patenttrademark infringement suit takes aim at grape tomatoes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 11 2012

A Texas-based tomato producer has sued a Canadian company in federal court alleging that its packaging and label for grape tomatoes infringes the Nature Sweet Cherubs patents, issued in 2010 and 2011, and trademarks, in use since 2007


FTC proposes ways to prevent patent hold-up in collaborative standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will conduct a public workshop on June 21, 2011, to present options aimed at preventing competition issues raised when patented technologies are incorporated in the standards developed by private, collaborative standard-setting organizations


FTC report recommends ways to balance patent system with competition
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report titled "The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition.”


Cranberry dispute erupts in antitrust litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against a competitor alleging that it has orchestrated “an unlawful and malicious campaign” against Ocean Spray designed to damage the company’s reputation, frustrate its relationships with customers and undermine its dealings with grower-owners and other cranberry growers in the industry


Cases recently settleddairy price fixing, BPA in baby bottles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2011

Northeast dairy farmers have reportedly settled their price-fixing claims against Dean Foods Co. for $30 million and injunctive relief requiring the company to buy a portion of its raw milk from multiple sources


MDL court certifies class of purchasers after full-blown Daubert analysis
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2012

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court that is considering pre-trial matters in 91 consolidated antitrust lawsuits alleging that major chocolate manufacturers conspired to implement price increases from 2002 through 2007, has granted the direct-purchaser plaintiffs’ motion for class certification


FTC proposes new test for transfers of pharma patents to trigger antitrust review
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2012

The Federal Trade Commission has issued for public comment a notice of proposed rulemaking that is intended to clarify “when a transfer of exclusive rights to a patent in the pharmaceutical industry results in a potentially reportable asset acquisition under the Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) Act.”