FTC Finalizes Amendments to the Premerger Notification Rules Related to the Transfer of Exclusive Patent Rights in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission issued final changes to the premerger notification rules that require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report certain proposed acquisitions of exclusive patent rights to the FTC and the Department of Justice for antitrust review.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has unanimously voted to close its seven-month investigation into the proposed $1.2 billion merger of office supply superstores Office Depot, Inc. and OfficeMax, Inc. and has issued a Commission statement detailing the basis for its decision.
FTC Approves Kinder Morgan, Inc.'s Request to Modify Final Decision and Order, Divestiture Agreement Related to 2012 Acquisition of El Paso Corp.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has approved a request by Kinder Morgan, Inc., that the Commission modify the final FTC order and approve a change to a related divestiture agreement. The order resolved Commission charges that Kinder Morgan’s 2012 acquisition of El Paso Corporation would harm...
Mylan Inc., Agila Specialties Global Pte.Limited, Agila Specialties Private Limited, and Strides Arcolab Limited, In the Matter of
Type: CaseUnder a settlement with th FTC, Mylan, Inc., and Agila Specialties Global Pte. Ltd and Agila Specialties Pvt. Ltd. (collectively, Agila) divested 11 generic injectable drugs as a condition of allowing Mylan’s proposed acquisition of Agila from Strides Arcolab Ltd. (Strides)....
Type: Press ReleaseIn light of the recent, temporary government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment periods for 13 matters that currently are pending before the agency in order to ensure that interested parties have a full opportunity to file comments. The Commission also...
FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Solera Holdings' 2012 Acquisition of Actual Systems Was Anticompetitive in the Market for Yard Management Systems
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Solera Holdings, Inc.’s 2012 purchase of rival Actual Systems of America, Inc. was anticompetitive. The FTC's complaint alleges that the acquisition significantly harmed competition in...
Type: Public EventOn September 26, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Type: CaseUnder a settlement, the FTC required Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actavis Inc.
Type: CaseFollowing an appeal by RealComp, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the FTC order. On August 15, 2011 Realcomp appealed to the Supreme Court. On October 11, 2011 the Supreme Court denied Realcomp's petition for a writ of certiorari.
Type: CaseThere is a related administrative proceeding.