Objections for days: The Tipline for 19 March 2018

We are in the courtroom today and tomorrow listening to objections in the Department of Justice’s suit against AT&T/Time Warner. Last week the litigants provided Judge Richard Leon with a long list of 200 different objections, but promised to whittle them down during the weekend. Meanwhile, the DOJ’s antitrust boss Makan Delrahim on Friday stated an approach to intellectual property in which hold-up is seen as not only unlikely, but fundamentally not an antitrust issue, and a refusal to license is per se legal. See News & Notes for the technology company that he particularly criticised.

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