In a unanimous decision issued on February 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state-action doctrine did not immunize Phoebe Putney Health System’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia.1 The...more
- Acquisitions Clear-Articulation Test FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Government Entities Governmental Immunity Hospital Mergers Hospitals Monopolization Preliminary Injunctions Reversal SCOTUS State Action Doctrine
If recent events are any indication, U.S. and European antitrust agencies will remain focused this year on the intersection of intellectual property and competition law. In particular, the agencies have concluded that under...more
- Acquisitions Apple Competition DOJ EU FRAND FTC Google Infringement Injunctions Licenses Microsoft Motorola Non-Practicing Entities Patent Assertion Entities Patent Portfolios Patents RIM Samsung Standards-Essential Patents
On January 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended its highly publicized and wide-ranging investigation into Google Inc.’s business practices with an enforcement action that has been described by some as a “slap on...more
- Enforcement Actions FRAND FTC Google Investigations Licenses Patents Settlement Technology
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