Sean Tepe

Sean Tepe

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Shifting Burdens: Structuring a Rule of Reason in Reverse-Payment Cases"

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc. triggered a flurry of judicial activity in relation to pharmaceutical patent settlements allegedly involving reverse payments from patent...more

9/29/2015 - Anti-Competitive Antitrust Violations Burden of Proof Burden-Shifting FTC v Actavis Non-Monetary Payments Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements Rule-of-Reason Analysis SCOTUS

"DOJ and FTC Hold Joint Workshop to Explore Conditional Pricing Practices"

On June 23, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice hosted a day-long joint workshop, consisting of panels of economists and lawyers, to explore conditional pricing practices. Although conditional...more

7/1/2014 - Bundled Providers Conditional Pricing Customer-Loyalty Programs DOJ FTC Public Comment

"FTC Seeks Comment on Collection of Information Relating to Patent Assertion Entities"

On September 27, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the four sitting Commissioners voted unanimously to seek public comments on a proposal to gather information to examine how patent assertion entities (PAEs)...more

9/30/2013 - Corporate Governance FTC Patent Assertion Entities Patent Portfolios Patent Trolls Patents

"FTC Ends Google Investigation With a ‘Slap on the Wrist’"

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

1/4/2013 - Enforcement Actions FRAND FTC Google Investigations Licenses Patents Settlement Technology

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