Recent statements by leaders in the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust division have signaled a possible shift in policy in favor of patent holders when it comes to standard-setting organizations and their potential for anti-competitive conduct. While experts told Law360 that it’s not clear what the remarks will mean for SSOs when it comes to enforcement, they’re watching to find out.
The European Commission's anti-dumping campaign illegally blocked cheaper Norwegian salmon from entering the European mainland, according to a complaint filed by Norway on Tuesday at the World Trade Organization.
Microsoft Corp. continues to draw ire from rivals who say the company is monopolizing the industry by abusing its dominance in software application products and unfairly shutting out competitors.
Two lawsuits filed last week in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn charge that the world’s major airlines colluded in fixing surcharge rates on air cargo as early as January 2000, and used the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as an excuse to increase prices.
The European Union has slapped Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica S.A. with formal antitrust charges, accusing the company of abusing its dominance in the broadband Internet access market and unfairly trying to shut out rivals.
A class action lawsuit alleging price fixing has been filed against several countries and their state-controlled oil companies, targeting the governments of Angola, Norway, Oman and Mexico.
Whirlpool Corp.'s proposed $1.79 billion acquisition of Maytag Corp. was put on hold earlier this month, with the appliance makers agreeing to give U.S. antitrust authorities an extra month to review their proposed merger, which would result in the world's largest appliance-making company.
In the latest episode of a series of tumultuous court battles over the $30 billion memory-chip market, Micron Technology Inc. slapped Rambus Inc. with a new lawsuit Tuesday over racketeering charges.
Charged once again with violating U.S. competition law, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca stands accused of illegally trying to prevent generic versions of its blockbuster heart drug Toprol-XL from entering the marketplace, in a lawsuit filed recently by a pension fund.
Amid surprisingly uniform surcharge rates in the air cargo industry, U.S. and European antitrust officials raided offices of several major carriers last week as part of an international investigation into possible price fixing.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced an ambitious plan to revamp its merger reviews to speed up a process that has become increasingly laborious for both the agency and the companies involved.
The Federal Trade Commission has given the green light to the $17.6 billion sale of bankrupt and scandal-ridden cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. to former rivals Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Inc.
Chip maker Rambus Inc. will turn its attention to the antitrust suits pending against it on the West Coast after a Virginia district court judge dismissed a patent suit brought by Korean electronics maker Samsung.
Fresh from an appeals court victory regarding an authorized generics deal, Barr Laboratories has been slapped with another lawsuit over the controversial practice, this time facing allegations of unfair competition from the Federal Trade Commission.
Qualcomm Inc. is firing back at Finnish cell phone maker Nokia Corp., filing a federal patent infringement lawsuit over its GSM technology only two weeks after Nokia accused Qualcomm of anti-trust violations in Europe.
An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that cleared two major drug makers of antitrust charges in a decision that once again spotlights the debate over authorized generics.
Several major mobile wireless technology companies have asked the European Commission to investigate wireless company Qualcomm, alleging that the company is engaging in anticompetitive actions in the licensing of several of its mobile communications patents.
A federal appeals court has overturned two lower court rulings and restored the class action suits alleging that several major investment banks engaged in price fixing.