Prepared Remarks of before American Bar Association, Antitrust Section Fall Forum
I am delighted to be here to discuss issues that involve both competition and intellectual property, or "IP," policy. Like many of you, I have followed closely issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property and have also written about the proper nexus between antitrust and intellectual property.(1)
Prepared Remarks before the Transatlantic Business Dialogue Principals Meeting
The following is a purely personal comment on the current controversy over merger enforcement in the United States and in Europe. It is particularly important to emphasize here that I speak only for myself and not for my agency or anyone else in it.
Remarks at The Privacy 2001 Conference
*The views expressed are those of the Chairman, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission or of any other Commissioner. In his delivered remarks, the Chairman may deviate frequently from the printed text of the speech.
The 23d International Conference of Data Protection Commissioners, Paris, La Sorbonne
Good morning. Thank you Professor Rodota; and I'd also like to thank CNIL for inviting me to speak here today. At the outset, I'd like to make a few comments about the events of September 11.
On behalf of the people of the United States and as a representative of the US government, I would like to thank all of you for your expressions of sympathy and support. I would also like to particularly thank the people of France and our hosts, CNIL, for their continued demonstration of the history of closeness and fraternity our countries have enjoyed.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Arlington National Cemetery
Distinguished Guests, Families and Friends ....
I am always concerned that I will overlook someone deserving of recognition, forgive me if I have done so today. Most certainly, all here deserve recognition.
With the awesome responsibilities that our government and military leaders have before them, I know that I can express for the families and friends of those Missing in Action an enormous sense of gratitude for your being here.
The American Bar Association Antitrust Section Annual Meeting
Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here, and I am honored to be back at the FTC as its Chairman.
Article written July 2001
* Commissioner Anthony's remarks are adapted from several speeches she has made on consumer privacy. The views expressed are those of Commissioner Anthony and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Trade Commission or any other individual Commissioner. The author gratefully acknowledges the assistance of her Attorney Advisor, Katherine Armstrong, in preparation of this article.
To the Customer Relationship Education Project Dialogue, Center for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams
Good evening. I will begin with the traditional announcement that as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), I speak only for myself, and my remarks do not necessarily represent the views of either the FTC or any other Commissioner.
The Second Annual Conference, American Antitrust Institute
Robert Pitofsky is one of the key Founding Fathers of the modern FTC. He was present at its creation, as principal author of the 1969 ABA Report on the Commission.(1) In that pivotal role, he crafted a vision for a revitalized agency that remains as relevant today as it was 30 years ago. The core of that vision is the recognition that consumer welfare is the agency's reason for being. Even more remarkably, over the next three decades, Bob, in his role as BCP Director, Commissioner, and Chairman, as well as scholar, worked to make that vision a reality.
The American Bar Association Antitrust Healthcare Program, in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 2001, and to be published in the December 2001 edition of the Journal of Health Law
As the title indicates, the settlement of pharmaceutical patent disputes is a subject that I have already addressed.(1) You may wonder why I am visiting it again. When I first discussed the issue last November, The Federal Trade Commission ("the Commission") had brought only two cases,(2) with a few more in the pipeline.
The Steptoe & Johnson and Analysis Group/Economics 2001 Antitrust Conference
The International Franchise Association 34th Annual Legal Symposium
The title of this speech should be taken literally. The reference to one man emphasizes that I am just speaking for myself. This is the standard disclaimer from people in a federal agency, but I flag it here because this article addresses something that I have not even discussed with my colleagues in the Commission. State auto dealer regulation is a subject that I have been thinking about recently, but thus far I have been doing so in isolation.
Based on a speech before the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law Program, "Intellectual Property and Antitrust: Navigating the Minefield"
The interface between intellectual property law and competition is a challenging subject that is a relatively new one for me. For a variety of reasons my individual private practice did not focus on patent antitrust issues.
The University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
The FTC's investigation of the Midwest Gasoline price spike found no evidence of any anti-trust violations. In my view the main culprit was the introduction of Phase II reformulated gasoline and the adjustment to that new requirement, particularly in the Chicago and Milwaukee area, where refiners use ethanol rather than MTBE in reformulated gasoline (RFG).
The 8th World Business Dialogue, University of Cologne
Introduction and Disclaimer
Good morning. I am very pleased to have an opportunity to participate in a discussion of a number of issues of international interest.
Some of the topics I will briefly touch on include the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's international enforcement activities -- especially as to mergers and electronic commerce -- and the growth of transnational antitrust cooperation as a way of dealing with anticompetitive activities that have cross-border effects.
The American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Spring Meeting 2001
I appreciate the opportunity to present this overview of developments at the Bureau of Competition over the last twelve months.(1) I have the distinct honor of succeeding Rich Parker, who presented the Bureau's report last year. As illustrated by the Bureau's record during his tenure, I have large shoes to fill (or, in his case, cowboy boots). Fortunately, Rich left a Bureau with a highly talented and dedicated staff focused on serving the public interest.
The Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley
Remarks to a session on "The Use of Economics in EC Competition Law"
The Committe on Labor, Commerce and Financial Institutions, Washington State Senate
Senator Prentice and members of the Committee, I am Charles Harwood, Director of the Northwest Region of the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission").(1) I appreciate the opportunity to present testimony on the important issue of identity theft, and to describe the Commission's efforts to help victims, alert industry and equip law enforcement to deal with this harrowing crime.(2)