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Siemens AG and Vodafone Group Plc, In the Matter of

Siemens settled charges relating to its proposed $9 billion acquisition of Atecs Mannesmann AG, a subsidiary of Vodafone. The consent order requires, among other things, the divestiture of Vodafone's Mannesmann Dematic Postal Automation business to Northrop Grumman Corporation. Siemens and Vodafone, through its Dematic subsidiary, are the two leading suppliers of postal automation systems in the world.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
0010212
Docket Number
C-4011

Computer Sciences Corporation, and Mynd Corporation

Final consent order permitted the acquisition of Mynd Corporation and required the divestiture of Mynd's Claims Outcome Advisor System to Insurance Services Office, Inc. Claims assessment systems are used by insurance companies to evaluate appropriate payments for claims of bodily injury and to evaluate return-to-work plans in workers compensation matters.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
0010181
Docket Number
C-3991

Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

A consent order settled charges that Fidelity’s acquisition of Chicago Title Corporation would reduce competition for title information services in San Luis Obispo, Tehama, Napa, Merced, Yolo, and San Benito, California. The order requires the divestiture of title plants in each of the six areas.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9910298
Docket Number
C-3929
Nov08

Online Profiling Public Workshop

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") of the United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop on "online profiling," the...

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, In the Matter of

Final consent order settled allegations that the proposed consolidation of Commonwealth's title plant with First American Title Insurance Company, its only competitor in the Washington, DC area, would create a monopoly for title services in the Washington, DC market. The consent order requires Commonwealth, among other things, to reestablish its operations and to maintain them as viable businesses in competition with First American.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9810127
Docket Number
C-3835

SoftSearch Holdings, Inc., and GeoQuest International Holdings, Inc.

Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of Petroleum Information Corporation could create a monopoly for production and well history data used by geologists and petroleum engineers to find additional oil and gas reserves. The settlement requires Dwight to license a complete set of well history to HPDI, an independent competitor, or another Commission-approved licensee.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9510130
Docket Number
C-3759

Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, In the Matter of

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. and Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, the two largest marketers of electronic article surveillance systems used in retail stores to prevent shoplifting, agreed to nullify and void the section of their June 1993 agreement that restricts negative advertising and promotional claims about each other's products or services. The consent order also prohibits each firm from entering into any agreement that restricts truthful, non-deceptive advertising, comparative advertising or promotional and sales activities.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9510083
Docket Number
C-3795

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

An administrative complaint charged that the 1995 acquisition of Autolnfo, Inc. created a monopoly and raised prices in the automobile salvage yard information management industry. A final order requires the divestiture of specific integrated computer systems for auto parts inventory exchange.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9510113b
Docket Number
9282

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Cadence agreed to settle charges that its acquisition of Cooper & Chyan Technology, Inc. would reduce competition for "routing" software used to automate the design of integrated circuits or microchips. According to the complaint, the merger would reduce Cadence's incentives to permit competing suppliers of routing tools to obtain access to its layout environments resulting in less innovation, higher prices, and reduced services. To ensure that independent software developers of commercial routing tools continue to compete with Cooper & Chyan's technology, the consent order requires Cadence to allow the developers to participate in Cadence's software interface programs.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
971 0033
C-3761

Cooperative Computing, Inc.

Consent order will preserve competition in electronic parts catalogs for the auto parts aftermarket. The final order permits the acquisition of Triad Systems Corporation but requires the divestiture within 60 days of the PartFinderB electronic catalog database, and the J-CON application program interface, and support software and documentation, through an exclusive, royalty-free and perpetual license with the right to sublicense, to MacDonald Computer Systems or another Commission- approved buyer.
Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9710013
Docket Number
C-3757

AutoDesk, Inc. and SoftDesk, Inc.

Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of Sojidesk, Inc. would reduce competition in the development and sale of computer-aided design software engines (CAD) and prohibits Autodesk from reacquiring "IntelliCADD," a CAD engine recently sold by Softdesk to Boomerang Technology, Inc., or any entity that controls the IntelliCadd technology.
Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9710049
Docket Number
C-3756