Marcel Pratt

Marcel Pratt

Ballard Spahr LLP

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NCAA Cannot Bar Compensation of Student-Athletes for Use of Their Names and Likenesses, Federal Court Says

A recent California federal court decision has further lifted the thumb on the scales that has historically benefited collegiate athletics in weighing whether their association rules violate the federal antitrust laws. ...more

8/11/2014 - Antitrust Provisions College Athletes Colleges Corporate Counsel Injunctions License Agreements NCAA Price-Fixing Recruitment Incentives Recruitment Policies Revenue Sharing Universities

Court Endorses FTC Authority To Require Special Reporting for Pharmaceutical Licenses

A federal court has endorsed the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to adopt regulations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act that target specific industries. In Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America v....more

6/5/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act License Agreements Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Patents PHRMA Popular Reporting Requirements

HSR Act Allows Pharmaceutical Licensing Transactions To Be Subject to Unique Reporting Requirements, FTC Tells Court

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked a federal court to find that the agency has authority under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act) to promulgate reporting requirements that apply solely to transfers of patent rights...more

3/14/2014 - Biotechnology Chevron Deference Drug Manufacturers FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Licenses Patents Pharmaceutical Transfers

‘The Past Is Never Dead’: FTC Requires Divestiture of Acquisition Five Years After Deal Closed

The Federal Trade Commission has approved the divestiture of a five-year old acquisition, signifying that neither complete consummation of a transaction nor the passage of time will dissuade the FTC from challenging mergers...more

12/26/2013 - Acquisitions Anticompetitive Agreements Divestiture FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Premerger Notifications

FTC Issues Premerger Notification Review Changes for Pharmaceutical Patent License Transfers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued final changes to the premerger notification rules to expand the circumstances that require pharmaceutical industry companies to report proposed acquisitions of exclusive patent rights...more

11/8/2013 - DOJ Exclusive Use FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Patents Pharmaceutical Premerger Notifications Reporting Requirements

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