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Large differences in FRAND rates and royalty payments are legitimate and pro-competitive

Cellular technology companies with substantial device businesses — including Huawei and Samsung today, and Nokia until it sold its handset business in 2014 — generate no more than modest net licensing revenues, despite the significant Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) portfolio sizes … Continue reading

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[Eugene Volokh] Race and Partnership Rates at Large Law Firms

Heather Mac Donald writes about this at the City Journal. The most striking data is on the average grade breakdown of incoming associates by race (which stems from what appear to be quite aggressive racial preferences in hiring), which comes … Continue reading

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New Study Finds that High Tax Rates Lower the Chance of Business Survival

A new working paper from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by economists Serhan Cevik and Fedor Miryugin shows that taxes have an economically important effect on whether firms survive in the marketplace. Amid concern by policymakers and scholars over the … Continue reading

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Suicide Rates Rising in Long Term Care

A six-month investigation by Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. "Even in supervised settings, records show, older people find ways to end … Continue reading

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Blamed for Wildfires, PG&E Seeks Higher Electricity Rates

The California utility and two others says higher rates are needed to pay for safety improvements and to offset the financial risk of more frequent wildfires. Read more detail on Recent Business Law posts –

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