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US Department of Justice throws its weight behind SEP holders and patent pools in FRAND disputes

USA, European Union - July 31 2020 The debate in FRAND and competition law about licensing component suppliers rather than end manufacturers has been simmering for some time now (for...

Sophie Lawrance.

Disputes over FRAND licensing in the automotive sector shift up a gear

United Kingdom, European Union - April 9 2020 A couple of years ago we wrote a number of blog posts about the complexity that the Internet of Things and the increasing use of connectivity...

Sophie Lawrance.

Excessive? Unfair? Court of Appeal reaffirms United Brands excessive pricing test

United Kingdom - March 11 2020 In December 2016, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that Pfizer and Flynn had charged unfairly high prices for...

Stephen Smith.

European Commission resurrects comfort letters to combat COVID-19

United Kingdom, European Union - January 5 2020 The framework explained that the Commission, exceptionally, was setting up a process to provide (where appropriate) ad hoc written comfort to...

Sophie Lawrance.

Killer acquisitions and data access or divestment as a merger remedy

United Kingdom - May 14 2019 Antitrust authorities have identified ‘killer’ acquisitions as being a particular issue in the tech industry in recent years. A ‘killer’ acquisition...

Stephen Smith.