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Invibio agreed to settle charges that it used long-term supply contracts to exclude rivals and maintain its monopoly in implant-grade polyetheretherketone, known as PEEK, which is sold to medical device makers. The FTC’s complaint alleges that two other companies,Solvay Specialty...
Recently, President Obama issued a call to all executive departments and agencies “to promote competition, arm consumers and workers with the information they need to make informed choices, and eliminate regulations that restrict competition without corresponding benefits to the...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Lupin’s proposed $850 million acquisition of Gavis would likely be anticompetitive. Under the order, first announced in February 2016, the companies are required to
Star Pipe Products, Ltd., a supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings, will pay $120,000 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated a 2012 Commission order prohibiting it from sharing competitively sensitive information. It also has agreed to an order...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Renata Hesse of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 15th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Singapore from April 26-29, 2016. At the...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 8:12 AMTo: [REDACTED]; Whitehead, NoraSubject: RE: Movie Files? MOV files are not responsive to 4(c), so just a note explaining why that appendix is omitted will be fine.  From: [REDACTED]Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:49 PMTo:...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:09 PMTo: [REDACTED]Subject: RE: Interpretation Question Regarding Rule 802.10 You analyze companies as they stand before the transaction.  So, here any backside filing would be exempt under 802.4 because all X holds is cash and...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 2:19 PMTo: [REDACTED]Cc: [REDACTED]Subject: RE: License Question - Confidential Agree that there is nothing reportable here.  A retaining commercial rights to the compound as a single agent in the same indication makes the license...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division participated in high level bilateral meetings with officials responsible for China’s three anti-monopoly agencies – National Development and Reform...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice today issued a joint statement reaffirming the importance of preserving competition in the defense industry.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2016, to examine competition and consumer protection issues raised by consumers’ growing use of rooftop solar panels to generate their own electric power. The workshop will bring together a variety of stakeholders,...
Once a year, the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting presents the perfect occasion to take stock of the Bureau’s work. This has been an especially busy year for the Bureau of Competition, requiring extraordinary effort from our attorneys and support staff to keep up with the...
The Federal Trade Commission held a one-day public workshop on June 21, 2016 to explore competition and consumer protection issues that may arise when consumers generate their own electric power by installing home solar photovoltaic (PV) panels – a practice known as solar distributed...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Pfizer Inc. to modify the FTC’s January 2010 final order, which settled the FTC’s competition concerns arising from Pfizer’s 2009 acquisition of Wyeth.

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