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Honeywell International Inc agreed to license patents critical to the manufacture of two-dimensional (2D) bar code scanners to settle FTC charges that it's acquisition of rival Intermed Inc would be anticompetitive.  Honeywell will license its and Intermec's patents for 2D scan...
Media research company Nielsen Holdings N.V. settled charges that its acquisition of Arbitron Inc. may substantially lessen competition for national syndicated cross-platform audience measurement services.  Nielsen and Arbitron are the best-positioned firms to develop (or partner with...
The Federal Trade Commission voted to seek public comments on a proposal to gather information from approximately 25 companies that are in the business of buying and asserting patents, known as Patent Assertion Entities (“PAEs”). The FTC intends to use this information to examine how PAEs do...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Mylan, Inc., and Agila Specialties Global Pte. Ltd and Agila Specialties Pvt. Ltd. (collectively, Agila) to divest 11 generic injectable drugs as a condition of allowing Mylan’s proposed acquisition of Agila from Strides Arcolab Ltd. (Strides).
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Polypore International, Inc. for approval to divest all stock and assets related to Microporous, which it acquired in February 2008, to Seven Mile Capital Partners (Seven Mile).  The divestiture is required by a Commission...
The Federal Trade Commission staff and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today issued a joint model waiver of confidentiality for individuals and companies to use in merger and civil non-merger matters involving concurrent review by the DOJ or FTC and non-U.S. competition authorities.  
[corrected]Media research company Nielsen Holdings N.V. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed acquisition of Arbitron Inc. may substantially lessen competition.  Nielsen will divest and license assets and intellectual property needed to develop national syndicated...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. for approval to divest its Lumiere Place Casino, two hotels, and all associated assets in St. Louis, Missouri, to Tropicana St. Louis LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tropicana Entertainment,...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Honeywell International Inc. to license patents critical to the manufacture of two-dimensional (2D) bar code scanners, under a settlement resolving FTC charges that Honeywell’s acquisition of rival scan engine manufacturer Intermec Inc. would be...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. for approval to divest Ameristar Casinos, Inc.’s casino and hotel project under construction in Lake Charles, Louisiana to GNLC Holdings, Inc.
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition has issued an advisory opinion to The Money Services Round Table (TMSRT) concerning its proposal to establish an information exchange database to collect information from and disseminate information to licensed U.S. money transmitters,...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that General Electric Company’s acquisition of the aviation business of Italy’s Avio S.p.A would be anticompetitive.
DIRECTOR’S OFFICEBureau LeadershipBruce Hoffman, Acting Director, manages the Bureau’s nearly 300 employees.Marian Bruno is Deputy Director,  and Haidee Schwartz, Markus Meier, and Ian Conner are Acting Deputy Directors..The Director’s Office is also home to the Bureau’s Litigation...
The largest U.S. supplier of diagnostic testing products used by small animal veterinarians, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., agreed to drop its exclusive-dealing arrangements with a top distributor, resolving FTC charges that it was using the exclusive arrangements to stifle competition....
The Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County andPhoebe Putney Health System, Inc. have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the acquisition ofPalmyra Park Hospital harmed hospital competition in six Georgia counties.  The proposed consent includes provisions to aid...

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