Antitrust Watchdogs Say No Special Rules For Tech Markets

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT) -- U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission officials on Thursday rejected the notion that antitrust enforcers should avoid interfering in nascent markets so as not to stifle innovation, saying there was no reason to treat the high-tech sector differently under competition law.

Companies and observers in the high-tech field have sometimes argued that the agencies risk doing more harm than good by stepping into fast-moving markets to target dominant market players. But agency officials warned against taking those arguments too seriously, saying at the ABA Section...
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