John Lopatka on Epic v Google

Mail & Guardian – ICLE Academic Affiliate John Lopatka was quoted by the Mail & Guardian in a story about Epic’s win in its antitrust case against Google. You can read full piece here.

John Lopatka, from Penn State University’ law school, said it was predictable that juries side with plaintiffs in monopoly cases “where the defendant will be painted as a greedy behemoth.”

Apple’s case, decided by a judge, avoided that fate — but not so for Google.

Now two questions remain: what will happen on Google’s appeal, and how will the judge order Google to fulfil the jury’s decision?

This litigation “has some distance to go before we know the final resolution,” warned Lopatka. But the remedy could very likely have a huge impact, with Apple’s behaviour regarding its own app store potentially affected.