Type: Blog PostEach year, the Premerger Notification Office answers thousands of letters, phone calls, and emails regarding the Hart-Scott-Rodino rules, giving informal advice on the potential reportability of transactions and help in completing the HSR Notification and Report Form.
Economics at the FTC: Physician Acquisitions, Standard Essential Patents, and Accuracy of Credit Reporting
Type: ReportEconomists at the Federal Trade Commission pursue the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions. In this year’s essay, with respect to antitrust we discuss the analysis that is used in two areas where the Commission has recently been active: physician combinations and...
FTC Submits Proposed Amicus Brief Concerning “No-Authorized-Generic” Commitments in Drug Companies’ Patent Settlements
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has asked the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to accept an amicus brief that addresses the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in FTC v. Actavis to a patent settlement containing a “no-authorized-generic” commitment.
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved a modified Final Order settling charges that some of Google Inc.’s business practices could stifle competition among manufacturers of electronic devices.
Type: Public EventThe FTC, the National Academies' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) co-sponsored a nationwide series of Town Meetings on patent reform. They brought together government officials, business...
Type: Public EventThe FTC, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology co-sponsored a conference to address patent reform and how it might be implemented. The event brought together government officials, business representatives, scholars, lawyers, and...
Type: Press ReleaseFederal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2013 Annual Highlights today at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law in Washington, D.C., recognizing the FTC’s continued efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.
Type: Public EventSeries of hearings: December 5, 2008 February 11-12, 2009 March 18-19, 2009 April 17, 2009 May 4-5, 2009
Type: Press ReleaseAt a press conference at Federal Trade Commission Headquarters in Washington, DC, at 1:00 p.m. today, Chairman Jon Leibowitz will make an announcement concerning the investigation of Google, one of the largest technology companies in the world, for alleged anticompetitive conduct. Bureau of...
Google Agrees to Change Its Business Practices to Resolve FTC Competition Concerns In the Markets for Devices Like Smart Phones, Games and Tablets, and in Online Search
Type: Press ReleaseGoogle Inc. has agreed to change some of its business practices to resolve Federal Trade Commission concerns that those practices could stifle competition in the markets for popular devices such as smart phones, tablets and gaming consoles, as well as the market for online search advertising.