Software that could allow companies to gain an unfair advantage over rivals is growing ever more advanced, and competition regulators scrambling to equip themselves to address antitrust schemes cooked up by computers may eventually find their existing enforcement methods inadequate, experts say.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has partially affirmed a decision involving Monsanto Co., dismissing claims of patent misuse and antitrust violations hurled at the agrochemical giant over its Roundup Ready licensing arrangements.
Four major airlines have been hit with yet another class action antitrust suit, this one alleging they conspired to raise and fix ticket prices by adding higher fuel charges to ticket purchases.
The European Commission is taking a closer look at a proposed merger between two of Europe’s largest snow-chain makers, after antitrust concerns gained traction during a preliminary regulatory review.
Computer chip giant Intel Corp. can subpoena a 3-D graphics company for documents related to its merger with Intel rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., a judge ruled on Monday.
In an attempt to cope with Apotex Inc.’s recent launch of generic Plavix, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis SA are offering the buyers of Plavix prices below the price of the generic version.
Responding to concerns over its ability to handle tough cases, Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has said that it will conduct a thorough probe into Yahoo! Taiwan’s potential abuse of its monopoly position in the country’s online auction market.
In a boost for telecommunications regulators, a U.S. appeals court has upheld a controversial ruling allowing regional phone companies to implement new fiber-optic lines without being forced to share them with competitors.
Agricultural biotech company Monsanto Co. is hoping antitrust regulators will cast an approving eye on its acquisition of Delta and Pine Land Co., after antitrust concerns thwarted an earlier merger deal and spawned years of legal wrangling between the companies.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information in its antitrust review of Barr Laboratories acquisition of European generic drug giant Pliva.
The Department of Justice has sentenced an attorney to nearly three years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme involving a fast food chain.
Five of the biggest players in the multi-billion dollar orthopedic implant industry are co-defendants in six federal antitrust lawsuits, filed after the companies disclosed that they had received subpoenas from federal antitrust regulators.
A lawsuit seeking class action status has targeted more than a dozen companies in the copper industry alleging that they fixed the prices of copper tubing sold in California and throughout the United States for more than 15 years.
Regulators have opened a probe into the proposed merger of pulp mill equipment suppliers Metso Corp. and Aker Kvaerner, alleging that the deal would drastically limit competition in the industry.
Liberty Mutual Group has become the first among the insurance giants targeted by Eliot Spitzer to fight against the lawsuits levied by the New York Attorney General, arguing that the complaint Spitzer filed is “fraught with flaws” and thin on facts.
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce has revealed that Indonesian companies are dumping lined paper products into U.S. markets at inflated prices.
Federal regulators will not oppose a plan to create model agreements for use by trucking companies and transportation brokers, paving the way for the implementation of the agreements by the American Trucking Association.
After receiving a request from the Brazilian Citrus Growers Association, a judge has temporarily suspended a deal between the antitrust arm of Brazil’s Justice Ministry and five large orange juice exporters.
When Maryanne Kane joined O’Melveny & Myers LLP last Monday as of counsel, she was just the latest in a growing number of attorneys to move from the Federal Trade Commission to the firm’s competition practice.
As furor mounts over a proposed bill that would eliminate flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field airport, owners of the former Legend Airlines terminal are calling for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to review the soundness of the controversial legislation with heightened scrutiny, saying that the bill raises “serious” antitrust concerns.
Computer chip giant Intel Corp. wants to subpoena a 3-D graphics company about to merge with rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., citing its belief that details of the $5.4 billion deal could help in its defense against AMD’s antitrust allegations.