By harnessing the business incentives of generic drug firms to limit the anticompetitive power of branded pharmaceutical patent holders, the CREATES Act represents a straight-forward solution to a market failure created by exploitation of legal loopholes in drug industry regulation. It is a remedy that should be strongly supported by the White House and enacted by the new Congress.
The year 2016 was momentous in politics and celebrity deaths, but also in the field of technology law. Here’s our wrap-up of the five most significant tech cases that hit the judiciary in the past year.
My first Constant Contact email was a holiday wish to our clients. And here is is. Merry Christmas.
It’s been a few years since the district court’s judgment in the landmark Microsoft monopolization case. Brian, Bill and I were all just a tad younger in 2000, don’t you think?
American drug prices are among the highest in the world, the result of a long pattern of anticompetitive tactics in the highly concentrated pharmaceuticals market.
I’ve been litigating this and a prior case against the FCC seeking to halt its ongoing “incentive spectrum auction” on behalf of low-power television (LPTV) clients like religious broadcasters. It’s a bit arcane with the terminology, but you’ll get the gist.
What should be of antitrust concern is how Apple has used its iOS monopoly power in anticompetitive ways that go far beyond what Microsoft was lambasted for doing to Netscape in the now-ancient 1990s.
It may be time for the creation of a new kind of worker status, one that provides a middle ground between contract worker and employee. Let’s hope the policymakers listen so that we can keep ride-sharing services and their drivers on this better course.
Three recent speeches by Obama Administration officials provide key insights into the rather conflicted view of current policymakers on the appropriate role of competition regulation in today’s age of digital-fueled disruption.
One of the most perplexing issues in communications policy — with a convoluted 20-year history — is that of the cable television set-top box. We may finally be on the verge of a new era where the user interface is more important than that archaic box.