The leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)—during Democratic and
Republican Administrations alike—has actively encouraged competition law enforcers around the world to prosecute cartels, and to increase the…more
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to launch a major study of patent assertion entities (PAEs), sometimes pejoratively called "patent trolls," that purchase patents and attempt to generate revenue by asserting…more
New Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules targeting the pharmaceutical industry will soon require Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) notices for a broad array of licensing transactions, expanding the types of deals that have to be…more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a consent agreement with a specialty software developer, requiring it to divest a business that it had acquired more than a year earlier for $8.7 million. The challenge to an…more
On June 19, 2013, the Department of Justice, at the request of the Federal Trade Commission, filed a civil antitrust action against the investment firm of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. for purchasing additional voting…more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that "reverse payment" patent settlements between a pioneer drug maker and would-be generic competitors are subject to antitrust challenge.
These patent litigation settlements in the…more
Reverse-payment settlements between brand name and generic drug companies have
remained a staple hot-button issue in the antitrust community for more than a decade. In some antitrust circles, simply mentioning the term elicits…more
Filing thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act increased February 2013 to reflect growth in GNP. Many transactions valued over $70.9 million now have to be notified to federal antitrust authorities.
The HSR Act…more
An executive of a South Korean company pled guilty on July 2 and agreed to serve five months in a U.S. prison for obstructing justice in connection with a merger investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ…more
On January 24, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced new thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act filings.
The HSR Act requires parties to notify the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ)…more
The Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act requires individuals, as well as companies, to disclose acquisitions that exceed specified thresholds to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. Failure to comply can result in…more
The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission regularly review proposed mergers and acquisitions. They typically resolve competition concerns through negotiated consent decrees, instead of suing to block…more
In the first-ever appellate antitrust decision dealing with a pharmaceutical industry merger, Federal Trade Commission v. Lundbeck, Inc., the Eighth Circuit affirmed a finding that the Federal Trade Commission failed to…more
New Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) thresholds for reporting proposed mergers and acqusitions to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) will take effect February 24, 2011. The critical…more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced new Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) thresholds for reporting proposed transactions to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FTC, on January 21, 2011. The critical "size-of-transaction"…more
This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.