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Antitrust/Competition Perspectives Blog

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Democrats’ “Better Deal” Policy Statement Proposes Significant Changes for Antitrust/Competition Enforcement

USA - July 27 2017 On July 24, 2017, Democratic Party leaders unveiled "A Better Deal," their plan to improve economic conditions for the American working class. A key…

Cartel Watch (Volume 4, Issue 2)

USA - January 23 2017 On January 20, 2017, President Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States. In the antitrust sector, many questions have arisen as…

Amendments to the Hungarian Competition Act

Hungary - December 8 2016 A new bill, passed on December 6, 2016 amending Act LVII of 1996 on the Prohibition of Unfair Trading Practices and Unfair Competition (the…

The Gloves Are Off: Antitrust Enforcers Could Criminally Prosecute Human Resource Professionals

USA - November 16 2016 Long ago, the human resources (“HR”) department may have felt like the one department about which the Legal Department did not need to worry about…

FTC Takes an In-Depth Look at Patent Assertion Entities

USA - October 26 2016 On October 6, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission released its long-awaited study on Patent Assertion Entities (“PAEs”). A PAE is an entity that…

DOJ, FTC Issue Proposed Update of Antitrust-IP Guidelines

USA - August 31 2016 On August 12, 2016, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission released a proposed update of their Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing…

Cartel Watch (Volume 4, Issue 1)

USA - August 30 2016 On May 10, 2016, at the New York City Bar’s Fifth Annual White Collar Crime Institute in New York City, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said…

Hedge Fund Settles HSR Act Violation, Setting Record $11 Million Fine

USA - July 15 2016 On July 12, 2016, two ValueAct funds and their common general partner (collectively, “ValueAct”) agreed to pay an $11 million penalty and adopt…

Unilateral Refusals to License Intellectual Property

USA - July 8 2016 The antitrust laws generally provide that a firm has no duty to deal with or to aid its competitors. This long-established principle applies equally…

DOJ’s Suit Against Hedge Fund for HSR Act Violations May Clarify the HSR “Investment-Only” Exemption

USA - April 7 2016 On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a civil complaint against two ValueAct entities (the “ValueAct Funds”) and their…