Experts Eye "Section 5" Resurgence In Rambus Case

Law360, New York (August 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the antitrust community, two competing philosophies have traditionally gone head to head, with the “hands-off” school of thought generally trumping the so-called interventionists—at least in recent decades.

But in light of this month’s Federal Trade Commission ruling in the closely watched Rambus Inc. case, some legal experts are wondering whether the decision signals a bellwether for the revival of the more expansive antitrust philosophy of days gone by.

In a stunning about-face earlier this month, the FTC issued a unanimous decision holding that technology developer...
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