Category Archives: Antitrust & Trade Law

Alan Devlin, Antitrust Limits on Targeted Patent Aggregation

Patent-assertion entities (PAEs) are non-technology-practicing companies that aggregate and license patents under threat of suit. Their activities have drawn fire, including presidential condemnation, and spurred proposed legislation to protect operating firms against them. PAEs leverage flaws in the patent system … Continue reading

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Robert D. Sowell, New Decisions Highlight Old Misgivings: A Reassessment of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act Following Minn-Chem

What role does the United States play in policing international commerce? At what point do the laws of the United States end and those of other nations begin? These questions, among others, arise in determining when U.S. antitrust laws apply … Continue reading

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Robert D. Sowell, Misuse of Information Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: On What Side of the Circuit Split Will the Second and Third Circuits Wind Up?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has reached a breaking point. The much-discussed issue is whether the CFAA provides a cause of action against persons who use electronic information in a way that violates a relevant computer-use policy.  Four … Continue reading

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Robert D. Sowell, New Decisions Highlight Old Misgivings: A Reassessment of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act Following Minn-Chem

What role does the United States play in policing international commerce? At what point do the laws of the United States end and those of other nations begin? These questions, among others, arise in determining when U.S. antitrust laws apply … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Horton, Robert H. Lande, & Virginia Callahan APPENDIX

This appendix compares the quality of the investigatory and local journalism contained in “old media” with that contained in “new media” by using the metrics the journalism industry itself uses. We ascertain which type of media has won most of … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Horton & Robert H. Lande, Should the Internet Exempt the Media Sector From the Antitrust Laws?

Suppose the twenty largest traditional news media companies in the United States, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and CNN, announced the merger of their news operations. They would likely claim that this merger would … Continue reading

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