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The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Panasonic Corporation for approval to sell to FDK Corporation assets from Panasonic’s facility in Suzhou, China that are used to manufacture sub-C portable nickel metal hydride (“NiMH”) batteries.
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico met today in Mexico City to discuss their ongoing work to ensure effective antitrust enforcement cooperation in our increasingly interconnected markets.
These days, the sharing economy is all around us. One person might use her smartphone to get an Uber ride to a dinner arranged through Feastly. Another might hire a Taskrabbit to clean up his garden for spring and order custom pots for his flowers from a seller on Etsy. But do these...
In a letter to Oregon State Senator Chip Shields, Federal Trade Commission staff expressed concern that a broad antitrust exemption proposed in Oregon Senate Bill 231A for health care collaborations is unnecessary because antitrust law already permits such efforts that benefit consumers.
 From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Monday, February 23, 2015 9:10 AMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Berg, Karen E.; Gillis, Diana LSubject:  RE:4(d) questionYou are correct- you would not produce documents related to non-merger specific synergies. From: (Redacted)Sent: Friday, February...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Thursday, March 12 2015 1:43PMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Berg, Karen E.; Gillis, Diana L.; Whitehead, NoraSubject: RE: Pharma license questions
From: Gillis, Diana L.Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:58PMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Berg, Karen E.; Whitehead, NoraSubject:  RE: Question re: Voting TrustsWe analyze voting trusts like shareholder agreements or proxies. The 2014 interpretation you cite is on point, and...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Monday, February 23, 2015 9:10 AMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Berg, Karen E.; Gillis, Diana LSubject:  RE: 4(d) question You are correct- you would not produce documents related to non-merger specific synergies. From: (Redacted)Sent: Friday,...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:33 AMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Gillis, Diana L.; Walsh, Kathryn E.Subject: RE: HSR Question - Mortgage Origination Without the associated mortgages, the acquisition of the origination platform is not exempt under 7A(c}(2). From (...
From: Gillis, Diana LSent: Friday, February 06, 2015 9:35 AMTo:  (Redacted)Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E; Berg, Karen ESubject: RE New UPE QuestionThanks, (Redacted). Client X would not be able to rely on its Company A HSR. From: (Redacted)Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 2:47 PMTo: Gillis,...
Consumers frequently contact the Bureau of Competition to alert us that the cost of a prescription drug suddenly spiked up, and ask if the FTC can take antitrust action to bring the price back down. The answer in a nutshell is that it depends on the reason for the price change...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Par Petroleum Corporation’s $107 million acquisition of Koko’oha Investments, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC would likely be anticompetitive.
In testimony presented to a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission described its ongoing efforts to promote competition that benefits consumers and businesses in key sectors of the economy.
A fundamental principle of competition is that consumers – not regulation – should determine what they buy and how they buy it. Consumers may benefit from the ability to buy cars directly from manufacturers – whether they are shopping for luxury cars or economy vehicles. The same...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to Michigan State Senator Darwin L. Booher in response to his request for a comment on the possible competitive effects of a legislative proposal creating an exception to current law that prohibits automobile manufacturers from selling new...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in response to the PTO’s comprehensive initiative to increase the quality of granted patents. The PTO initiative focuses on excellence in work products,...
Two of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., have agreed to divest TRW's linkage and suspension business in North America and Europe, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $12.4 billion merger would likely harm...

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