Category Archives: Antitrust – Competition law

Competition Policy Evaluation through Damage Estimation in Fuel Retail Cartel

Simone Cuiabano estimates Competition Policy Evaluation through Damage Estimation in Fuel Retail Cartel. ABSTRACT: I estimate the fuel retailer cartel damages in the south of Brazil using reduced and structural forms for supply and demand. Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) documents….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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2018 Antitrust Writing Awards Nominees

  Four articles authored (or co-authored) by Orrick attorneys have been nominated for a 2018 Antitrust Writing Award from Concurrences, published by The Institute of Competition Law.  Concurrences picks its Antitrust Writing Award winners in part by popular vote.  You can view the articles and cast your vote(s) here:     “Is big data a big deal? A competition law approach to big data” by Greg Sivinski, Alex Okuliar and Lars Kjolbye; “Pricing Algorithms: Conscious Parallelism or Conscious Commitment” by Alex Okuliar and Elena Kamenir; “The UK High Court of Justice issues an injunction prohibiting an undertaking from selling wireless telecommunications products in Britain due to its failure to enter into a worldwide patent license” by Matthew Rose, Emily Luken and Jay Jurata; and “Putting China’s Fair Competition Review System Into Action” by Shelley Zhang and David Goldstein. Voting closes on February….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Product Compatibility as an Strategy to Hinder Entry Deterrence

Guillem Roig discusses Product Compatibility as an Strategy to Hinder Entry Deterrence. ABSTRACT: In many markets, firms produce and sell complementary components that form a product system. This paper studies the effects of compatibility in product advertisement and entry decisions….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How Efficient is Dynamic Competition? The Case of Price as Investment

David Besanko; Ulrich Doraszelski; and Yaroslav Kryukov ask How Efficient is Dynamic Competition? The Case of Price as Investment. ABSTRACT: We study industries where the price that a firm sets serves as an investment into lower cost or higher demand…... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Judge Andrews Issues Markman Ruling in Infringement Action Construing Nine (9) Disputed Terms in Patents-in-Suit

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC et al. v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Civil Action No. 16-812-RGA (D.Del. January 12, 2018), the Court rendered its Markman ruling construing nine (9) disputed terms in U.S. Patent Nos. 8,603,044 (“the ‘044 patent”), 8,679,069 (“the ‘069 patent”), 8,992,486 (“the ‘486 patent”), 9,526,844 (“the ‘844 patent”), 9,533,105 (“the ‘105 patent”), 9,457,152 (“the ‘152 patent”), 9,592,348 (“the ‘348 patent”), 7,476,652 (“the ‘652 patent”), 7,713,930 (“the ‘930 patent”), and 9,604,008 (“the ‘008 patent”) . The patents-in-suit generally relate to a diabetes pharmaceutical, or to pen-type injectors used to administer the pharmaceutical. Id. at *1. A copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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