Happy birthday to Bill Barr: The Tipline for 23 May 2019

We’re not saying Judge Lucy Koh timed her Qualcomm ruling for the GCR Live conference in Silicon Valley yesterday, but it certainly made for good conversation. In a patent monopolisation case on the other side of the country, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments about whether failing to correct a misapprehension constitutes fraud. Meanwhile, Congressman David Cicilline pushed back against the amicus programme at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

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