March 24, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) faced its first challenges to its new Open Internet (net neutrality) Monday. USTelecom, an industry trade group, and Alamo Broadband, a Texas-based internet provider filed suit in Washington and New Orleans, respectively. According to the FCC, the basis ...[read more]
February 25, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission that because the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners consists mostly of active market participants in the occupation the board regulates, it could only invoke immunity to ...[read more]
June 15, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that resulted in an import ban on some older model Samsung phones. Samsung has been seeking to overturn the ban, while Apple was trying to ...[read more]
May 15, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed without comment a US International Trade Commission (ITC) decision finding that Apple did not infringe upon Samsung Electronics patents. The ITC had previously found in June that Apple infringed on a separate Samsung patent, and ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
During the early 20th century, US President Theodore Roosevelt earned the title of "Trust-buster," as his administration vigorously pursued large corporations and assailed their anti-competitive behavior. The foundations of antitrust law developed during his presidency. The Gilded Age produced ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Michael Roberts
Since the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, antitrust efforts have played a major role in fostering corporate competition and preventing monopolies. Using a base of law set out by the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, government agencies work to protect consumers from ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday held that the International Trade Commission (ITC) erred in finding that Motorola Mobility, a branch of Google did not infringe a Microsoft graphical interface patent. Microsoft originally filed a complaint in 2010 with the ITC against ...[read more]
August 8, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that the International Trade Commission (ITC) erred while reviewing Apple and Google patents related to the iPhone and Android systems. Specifically, the court held that the ITC applied an inappropriate standard of review ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis that reverse payment settlements can sometimes violate antitrust laws. A reverse payment settlement, better known as a "pay to delay" settlement, is an agreement in which a patent holder pays a competitor to delay them ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filled a motion Tuesday with the International Trade Commission to drop two key patents from it case against Microsoft. The claim alleges that Microsoft infringed on Motorola Mobility's patents related to technology used in the Xbox. The withdrawal of the claim ...[read more]

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