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FTC to courts: some patent injunctions may harm competition

Patent infringement injunctions may drive up costs to consumers and decrease innovation in the market, the Commission has suggested, and courts should consider these factors when ruling in patent cases.

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Commissioner Brill to companies: start now to protect privacy

At a recent summit, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill shared her thoughts on the agency’s preliminary staff report on privacy and offered advice to companies seeking to get a head start on the...

NFL antitrust case kicks off: Players seek injunction in federal court

“Defendants, the NFL and its separately-owned and independently-operated member teams, have jointly agreed and conspired to deny Plaintiffs the ability to provide and/or market their services in...

Oversight in 112th Congress: Antitrust Subcommittee agenda

The Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights will tackle topics ranging from agriculture to Internet search issues during the 112th Session of Congress, according to...

Senate committee takes on OPEC

The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bipartisan bill that would authorize the Justice Department to bring cases against foreign states “for collusive practices in setting the price or...

Railroad exemptions in jeopardy?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has acted to remove freight railroads’ long-standing exemptions from the antitrust laws, a move that may expose railroads to antitrust scrutiny in the future.

Identity theft tops complaints in 2010

Over 1.3 million consumers lodged consumer protection complaints with the FTC in 2010.

FTC study on alcohol ads: public comments sought

Proposed changes for creditors: FTC seeks public comment

Georgia hospital deal

Closed investigation: Ecolab Inc.’s proposed acquisition of O.R. Solutions, Inc.

Closed investigation: La Asociacion Nacional de Trabajo

European antitrust: Possible e-book cartel

European antitrust: Hollywood inquiry closed

Proposed acquisition: Western Digital Corp. of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Vision for privacy law

Deal postponed: Grifols SA’s acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp.

Guilty plea in E-Rate case

Guilty plea in real estate bid-rigging scheme

Parcel delivery probe

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