Bill Devinney

Bill Devinney


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Hitting Below the Belt? MMA Fighters Allege That UFC Has Monopolized the Mixed Martial Arts Game

Throughout their history, professional sports leagues, including the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League, have generated high-profile antitrust litigation. The nascent...more

12/22/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Popular Putative Class Actions Sherman Act Sports Ultimate Fighting Championship

Patent Trolls, Anti-Trolls, and Antitrust Law Collide in Patent Licensing Dispute

We previously wrote that regulators are considering using antitrust laws to reign in perceived abuses by non-practicing entities or, more familiarly, “patent trolls” – entities that purchase the rights to patents not to...more

12/16/2013 - Anti-Patent Trolls Antitrust Conspiracies Antitrust Litigation Conspiracies Damages License Agreements Licenses Non-Practicing Entities Patent Trolls Patents Treble Damages

Antitrust Treble Damages for Patent Infringement? Yes, According to Groundbreaking Decision

The Eastern District of Texas recently held that patent infringement can constitute anticompetitive conduct for monopolization claims under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, in Retractable Technologies Inc. v. Becton Dickinson &...more

9/26/2013 - Antitrust Litigation Patent Infringement Patents Treble Damages

Update: Where (and What) is the Harm?

We previously wrote about Judge Buchwald of the Southern District of New York dismissing plaintiffs’ antitrust claims arising from the LIBOR manipulation scandal.Recently, the Court denied plaintiffs’ request to cure the...more

9/9/2013 - Amended Complaints Banks Competition Libor

Court Tackles Product Market Definition for NFL-Licensed Apparel Case

Beginning in 1922 with the Supreme Court’s decision in Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League of Professional Baseball, professional sports leagues have been involved in antitrust litigation....more

8/16/2013 - Antitrust Litigation Athletes MLB NFL Sports

Update: Are the Regulators Coming for the Patent Trolls?

We recently wrote about a workshop held by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to discuss perceived abuses by patent acquisition entities....more

6/18/2013 - DOJ FTC Patent Assertion Entities Patent Trolls Regulation Sherman Act

LIBOR Going Forward: How Will Dismissal of Antitrust Claims Effect Investigations and Private Claims?

We recently wrote about the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ antitrust claims against banks involved in the LIBOR manipulation scandal for failure to allege an antitrust injury. Since that dismissal, the court has granted...more

5/22/2013 - Antitrust Litigation Dismissals Investigations Libor Sherman Act

Where (and What) Is the Harm?

The recent LIBOR suppression scandal has given rise to numerous lawsuits, both individual and putative class actions based on several theories of recovery, that have been consolidated in the Southern District of New York....more

5/3/2013 - Class Action Libor Price-Fixing

No Standing for Illegal Drugs: Third Circuit Limits Antitrust Standing for Foreign Drug Manufacturers Absent FDA Approval

A Third Circuit panel recently ruled that a foreign drug manufacturer lacks antitrust standing when it could only sell its product in the United States through a distributor....more

2/7/2013 - Abbott Laboratories Distributors FDA Illegal Drugs Pharmaceutical Industry Standing

Are the Regulators Coming after the Patent Trolls?

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more

12/24/2012 - Competition DOJ FTC Innovation Patent Assertion Entities Patent Trolls Sherman Act

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