John L. Cooper

John L. Cooper

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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Major League Baseball Is Exempt From The Antitrust Laws – Like It Or Not: The “Unrealistic,” “Inconsistent,” And “Illogical”...

The Athletics baseball team has been located in Oakland, California for many years. Several years ago, the A’s decided they would like to move their franchise to San Jose, which they anticipate would be a more profitable...more

6/8/2015 - Antitrust Provisions Antitrust Violations Baseball Exemptions MLB Oakland A's San Francisco Giants State Antitrust Claims

Ninth Circuit Rejects San Jose’s Bid to Overturn Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption

Baseball is the only national sport that is exempt from the antitrust laws. The baseball exemption has existed for 92 years and withstood both court and Congressional challenges, despite the United States Supreme Court’s...more

3/6/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Standing Baseball City of San Jose Interstate Commerce MLB Sports

Justice Department and Patent Office Issue “Policy Statement” Regarding Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents

In a statement likely to be influential with courts, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on January 9 issued a joint Policy Statement urging limitations on remedies for infringement...more

1/11/2013 - DOJ Exclusion Orders Infringement Injunctions ITC Standards-Essential Patents USPTO

FTC and DOJ Explore Role of Patent Assertion Entities in the Patent Innovation Market

On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more

12/21/2012 - DOJ FTC Innovation Licenses Patent Assertion Entities Patent Trolls Patents

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