Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Sims criticises Facebook’s threat to block news sharing

Australia’s competition czar has said a threat by Facebook to block Australian publishers and people from sharing news on its social media platforms is “ill-timed and misconceived”.

01 September 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet major win in FRAND dispute

The UK’s highest court has confirmed that Unwired Planet did not abuse its dominance when it sought an injunction against Huawei’s use of its standard-essential patents.

26 August 2020

Apple Korea promises local investment in latest commitment offer

Apple has offered to invest €71.2 million in support programmes to benefit small businesses and consumers in Korea, as part of a revised commitment offer to end an abuse of superior bargaining position investigation.

24 August 2020

Royal Mail ordered to continue freepost service to medical testing company

A UK court has issued an interim injunction ordering Royal Mail to continue providing a freepost service to a medical testing provider, finding that the postal company’s contract terms could be abusive.

20 August 2020

Vyera and Martin Shkreli fail in bid to end Daraprim lawsuit

A federal judge in New York has ruled that Martin Shkreli and his company Vyera Pharmaceuticals must face an FTC lawsuit accusing them of scheming to maintain the company’s monopoly over antiparasitic drug Daraprim.

19 August 2020

German court declines to refer FRAND dispute to ECJ

A German court has dismissed a Federal Cartel Office request to ask the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling on abuse of dominance in a patent law context, instead ruling that Daimler infringed Nokia’s mobile phone patent.

19 August 2020

Germany investigates Amazon’s influence over pricing

Amazon is facing another antitrust probe in Germany after it banned sellers from its Marketplace platform for hiking prices of products related to the coronavirus pandemic.

17 August 2020

Amazon probed for abuse in Canada

Canada’s Competition Bureau has made an unusual call for information as it launches a wide-ranging investigation into Amazon’s potential abusive conduct.

17 August 2020

Vyera claims Qualcomm reversal supports its defence against FTC

Vyera Pharmaceuticals has said a federal appellate court’s recent Qualcomm decision supports the company’s defence against FTC claims that it violated antitrust laws.

17 August 2020

FTC chair Simons not recused from next Qualcomm steps

Federal Trade Commission chair Joseph Simons is no longer recused from the agency’s monopolisation case against Qualcomm, according to an FTC spokesperson.

14 August 2020

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