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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…

CLIP of the month: The future of digital markets

European Union, United Kingdom - April 29 2019 This month’s CLIP of the month is a double - header: two recent reports on the future of digital markets. This has been an increasingly hot topic in…

New Commission interventions target geo-blocking via technical measures and blocking of innovation

European Union - April 12 2019 The first concerns geo-blocking by computer games companies, including Valve, which operates the ‘Steam’ platform for video game distribution, as…

FRAND in the UK (March 2019 edition): PanOptis takes on Apple; Vestel issues antitrust litigation against HEVC patent pool; Injunction granted against ZyXEL

European Union, United Kingdom - April 3 2019 The dust has not quite yet settled on the Unwired Planet litigation saga; Huawei has applied for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court (see our…