The Deal's 2nd half M&A scene: Interview with Spencer Klein, Morrison Foerster
A Price Worth Paying?
IP Assets in M&A by Richard Hsu
Axiom Law: BigLaw's Friend or Enemy?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued final rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) relating to the transfer of exclusive patent rights in the pharmaceutical industry. These new...more
United States antitrust laws seek to encourage free and open competition by preventing exclusionary conduct that threatens the competitive process. Intellectual property rights (IPR) laws, by contrast, are designed to...more
Richard Hsu, a technology transactions and intellectual property partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Shearman & Sterling, discusses how to handle various buckets of IP in a typical assest style carve out M&A deal. ...more
If recent events are any indication, U.S. and European antitrust agencies will remain focused this year on the intersection of intellectual property and competition law. In particular, the agencies have concluded that under...more