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Clinic alleges “market-allocation” for erectile dysfunction treatment

Clinic alleges “market-allocation” for erectile dysfunction treatment

GCR USA - 07 April 2020

Two rival providers of erectile dysfunction treatments have allocated the market for their services through an anticompetitive licensing settlement and baseless patent infringement claims, a medical clinic has alleged.

DOJ blesses covid-19 collaboration for medical supplies

DOJ blesses covid-19 collaboration for medical supplies

GCR USA - 06 April 2020

The procompetitive benefits of coordination between medical equipment manufacturers to produce more protective equipment for first responders fighting the covid-19 pandemic outweighs any harm, the Department of Justice has said.

Senators call for investigation of cattle markets

Senators call for investigation of cattle markets

GCR USA - 06 April 2020

A group of senators from agriculture-focused states have called for the Department of Justice to investigate potential anticompetitive conduct in the cattle industry.

DC firms hire and promote

DC firms hire and promote

GCR USA - 03 April 2020

Robin Adelstein has been named head of the Norton Rose Fulbright global competition practice, while litigator Nicholas Boyle has moved from the Williams & Connolly partnership to the Latham & Watkins partnership.

FTC challenges Altria’s investment in JUUL

FTC challenges Altria’s investment in JUUL

GCR USA - 02 April 2020

Altria agreed to stop competing with rival electronic cigarette manufacturer JUUL in exchange for a 35% stake in the company, the Federal Trade Commission has alleged in a bid to unwind the deal.

Antitrust counterclaims in patent case beat motion to dismiss

Antitrust counterclaims in patent case beat motion to dismiss

GCR USA - 01 April 2020

A federal judge in Delaware has denied auto emissions cleaning technology company Ingevity’s bid to dismiss chemical company BASF’s claims of anticompetitive patent licensing practices.

Ventilator merger scrutinised as potential “killer acquisition”

Ventilator merger scrutinised as potential “killer acquisition”

GCR USA - 31 March 2020

A ventilator manufacturer’s 2012 purchase of a rival start-up contracted to supply the US government’s emergency reserves has some antitrust observers questioning if the Federal Trade Commission missed a “killer acquisition”.

Amazon: covid-19 adjustment hid some competitors’ offerings

Amazon: covid-19 adjustment hid some competitors’ offerings

GCR USA - 30 March 2020

Amazon has said that its recent prioritisation of critical products during the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an “unintended variation” to its algorithm, causing certain Amazon product offerings to be featured over those from third-party sellers.

DOJ requires divestitures in UTC/Raytheon

DOJ requires divestitures in UTC/Raytheon

GCR USA - 27 March 2020

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has required divestitures in three markets to resolve its concerns about defence contracting giant United Technologies Corporation’s purchase of rival Raytheon.

Gilead relinquishes orphan drug designation for potential COVID-19 treatment

Gilead relinquishes orphan drug designation for potential COVID-19 treatment

GCR USA - 26 March 2020

Gilead Sciences has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to rescind an orphan drug designation for its experimental covid-19 treatment just days after the agency granted the status.