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The CLIP Board Blog

Articles: 1-10 of 92

Partial annulment of Servier decision by the General Court - Some good news for pharma innovators at last

European Union, United Kingdom - December 12 2018 It remains a rare event that the European Courts annul Commission decisions under Article 101 and, in particular, Article 102. In this case, the…

CLIP of the month: What is the best response to higher prices in the pharma sector?

OECD, United Kingdom - December 4 2018 Pricing issues in the pharmaceutical industry continue to keep European competition authorities busy. From the UK excessive pricing case involving…

Maintaining competition in online advertising: The US FTC’s 1-800 Contacts decision

Australia, United Kingdom, USA - November 27 2018 In an important case on the intersection of IP and antitrust, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has held that 1-800 Contacts, the largest online…

US District Court confirms that Qualcomm must offer RAND SEP licences to rival chipset manufacturers

USA - November 14 2018 In California, Judge Koh has granted partial summary judgment in favour of the FTC against Qualcomm, making an order that Qualcomm must license its…

Brexit and Competition Law: CMA publishes guidance on its role in a “no-deal” scenario

European Union, United Kingdom - November 5 2018 On 29 October 2018, the government laid ‘The Competition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019’ (the Competition SI) before Parliament. The…

Polish Plant Protection Products: CJEU confirms Commission was right to reject investigation

European Union - October 30 2018 In its judgment of earlier this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) upheld a decision of the European Commission to reject a case…

CLIP of the month: Does orphan drug pricing pose an antitrust problem?

European Union, USA - October 29 2018 In the USA, a rare or orphan disease is defined as affecting fewer than 200,000 people and more than 7,000 rare diseases have been identified to date…

Unwired Planet v Huawei: Court of Appeal upholds Birss J’s judgment

European Union, Japan, United Kingdom - October 24 2018 The keenly awaited appeal judgment in Unwired Planet v Huawei was handed down yesterday. In its unanimous judgment, the Court of Appeal dismissed…

SEP holders’ guidelines on IoT / 5G FRAND licensing

USA - October 22 2018 The Commission’s SEP Communication was designed to offer guidance on FRAND and SEP licensing. However, as we have noted before, it did not take a…

Global FRAND issues unpicked in Japan Patent Office’s new licensing guidance

European Union, Japan, United Kingdom - October 16 2018 We have previously reported on FRAND guidance from other jurisdictions outside of Europe, such as those published in South Korea a couple of years…