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CLIP of the month: Defining markets for Facebook and other digital platforms

USA - August 2 2021 This month’s CLIP is a recent thought piece on defining markets for digital platforms from the influential US academic Herbert Hovenkamp, the “dean…

Should the patent procurement process fall under the remit of antitrust law? - A US perspective

United Kingdom, USA - March 9 2021 Following on from a recent CLIP of the month post on the lawfulness of strategic patenting under EU competition law, an amicus curiae brief recently…

CLIP of the month: The European Commission draft revised vertical guidelines - no agency protection for online platforms

European Union - January 9 2021 The European Commission recently released its draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and Vertical Guidelines (see our previous post…

CLIP of the month: Indispensability as a test for abuse?

European Union, United Kingdom - March 27 2020 This month’s Clip of the month is an article (and blog) by Pablo Ibanez Colomo about the vexed question of the relationship between indispensability…

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…

New guidance on the use of personal data in clinical trials

United Kingdom - July 14 2019 Following the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there has been concern about the extent to which consent must be the…

Further obstacles for Europe’s draft Copyright Directive: Disharmony in the Council of the EU

European Union - July 14 2019 Since its introduction in 2016 as part of the EU’s Digital Single Market (‘DSM’) strategy, the draft Copyright Directive has been batted back and…

NO-tified Bodies? UL UK ceases Medical Devices Directive operations

European Union, United Kingdom - July 14 2019 The current uncertainty surrounding Brexit, combined with a lack of guidance from the EU on the new Medical Devices Regulation (EU MDR) and IVD…

CLIP of the month: FTC’s latest report on patent settlement agreements and the question of “possible compensation”

European Union, USA - June 3 2019 Like the European Commission, the US FTC requires agreements settling pharmaceutical patent disputes to be lodged with it. Last week it published its…

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…