Unilateral Conduct

Global licence offer was FRAND, English court rules for Unwired Planet

An English appeals court has ruled that Unwired Planet did not abuse its dominance in seeking an injunction against Huawei’s use of its standard-essential patents, and held that the conditions laid out in the European Court of Justice’s Huawei/ZTE judgment were not mandatory obligations on patent holders.

Google to charge up to $40 for app store

Delaying injunction would cause “irreversible” harm, CAT hears

Google introduces licence fee for Play Store

Defence’s Forex expert says it’s difficult to alter fixes

A scholar of currency exchange, testifying on behalf of three traders accused of coordinating bids to manipulate foreign exchange rates, has said that the Department of Justice’s evidence focused on too narrow a market.

Litigators of the Week: White & Case

The overturning of class certification for indirect purchasers of Asacol may reshape how some class actions are formed, as a defence strategy of aggressive discovery on plaintiffs bore fruit in a successful appeal. 

The Aspen Italy decision: A "quick look" assessment leaves open questions

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner Ingrid Vandenborre and associate Stanislas de Villoutreys advise Aspen Pharmacare in relation to the ongoing proceeding of the European Commission that excludes Italy. In their commentary, they consider that the Aspen decision of Italy’s Competition Authority, upheld by the Regional Administrative Tribunal of Lazio’s judgment, has skipped the unfairness analysis set out by European Court of Justice in United Brands. The commentary is based on the Aspen decision and judgment as published.

Google cases might have been slower with interim measures, DG Comp official says

Criticism of the speed of the European Commission’s Google Shopping and Android probes is somewhat unjust, and using interim measures in those cases might have risked slowing down the final outcomes, a senior official at the EU enforcer has said.

Hausfeld gets a GRIP on Google lawsuits

Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.


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