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The Federal Trade Commission today announced the fourth in a series of public hearings exploring the evolving market for intellectual property. These hearings, to be held April 17, 2009, in Washington, DC, will explore how corporations, inventors, and patent intermediaries value and monetize...
– Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter of Getinge AB and Datascope Corp. The vote approving the final order was 3-0, with Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour recused. (FTC File No. 091-0000; the staff contact is David L. Inglefield,...
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia announced its decision today granting the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction enjoining CCC Information Services Inc.’s merger with Mitchell International Inc.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), a trade association with more than 9,000 members nationwide, settled charges that it violated federal law by enabling and encouraging the exchange of competitively sensitive price information among its members. The FTC alleged that...
– The FTC has approved the appointment of Quantic Regulatory Services, LLC as the interim monitor in the matter concerning Getinge AB’s acquisition of Datascope Corporation, and also has approved the related interim monitor agreement. On January 29, 2009, the Commission voted to accept a consent...
The Federal Trade Commission has intervened in Lubrizol Corporation’s 2007 acquisition of the oxidate assets of rival firm The Lockhart Company, which the agency contends violated the antitrust laws and lessened competition in the U.S. market for these chemical rust inhibitors. Under a consent...
The Commission challenged Lubrizol Corporation’s consummated 2007 acquisition of the oxidate assets of The Lockhart Company which had the effect of substantially lessening competition in the already highly concentrated U.S. market for chemical rust inhibitors. These inhibitors are...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the third in a series of public hearings exploring the evolving market for intellectual property (IP). These hearings, to be held March 18 and 19, 2009, in Washington, DC, will examine the operation of markets for IP and technology and the impact of...
Statement by David P. Wales, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, on the Commission’s Order today extending by thirty days the time the lawsuit against Whole Foods Market, Inc. will be withdrawn from Part 3 adjudication: “We look forward to continuing our discussions with Whole...
Commission Approves Final Consent Order in Matter of AllCare IPA – Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter of AllCare IPA. The vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No. 061-0258; the staff contact is John P. Wiegand, FTC...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court challenging agreements in which Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. paid generic drug makers Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. to delay generic competition to Solvay’s branded testosterone-...
The Commission challenged Getinge AB’s proposed $865 million acquisition of rival Datascope Corporation as anticompetitive in the market for endoscopic vessel harvesting devices (EVHs). EVHs are used during coronary artery bypass graft surgery where a vein is removed from a patients...
Getinge AB has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $865 million acquisition of rival Datascope Corporation would be anticompetitive and would violate federal antitrust laws. Under the settlement with the Commission, Datascope is required to divest its endoscopic vessel...
The Commission challenged Dow Chemical’s $18.8 billion proposed acquisition of Rohm & Haas Company as anticompetitive in the markets for various acrylics and other industrial chemicals used to make coated paper products, paints, and adhesives. According to the Commission’s...
Dow Chemical Company has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $18.8 billion acquisition of rival chemical manufacturer Rohm & Haas Company would be anticompetitive and would violate federal law. Under the proposed consent order allowing the transaction to proceed, Dow...
Following the Federal Trade Commission’s filing of a lawsuit to block the transaction, CRH plc, the parent company of Oldcastle Architectural, Inc., announced on January 14, 2009, that it will not proceed with its proposed $540 million acquisition of Pavestone Company, LP. The announcement states...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit to block Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of the interests and assets of the rival Pavestone companies, charging that the $540 million acquisition would greatly reduce competition for drycast concrete hardscape products sold to...
The Commission issued an administrative complaint to challenge Oldcastle Architectural’s (a subsidiary of CRH) proposed $540 million acquisition of Pavestone Companies as anticompetitive in the US market for drycast concrete hardscape products sold to retailers such as The Home Depot...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the second in a series of public hearings exploring the evolving market for intellectual property (IP). These hearings, to be held February 11 and 12, 2009 in Washington, DC, will examine remedies for patent infringement. District Court Judge Sue L....
West Penn Multi-List, Inc., the operator of the real estate multiple listing service (MLS) in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that certain restrictions on access to its MLS services were anticompetitive and violated U.S....

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