SEPs: The West Need Not Cede to China

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SEPs: The West Need Not Cede to China

TL;DR Background: Policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic are contemplating new regulations on standard-essential patents (SEPs). While the European Union (EU) is attempting to . . .

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Scale and Antitrust: Where Is the Harm?

tl;dr Background: In the U.S. Justice Department’s (DOJ) recent suit against Google and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) latest complaint against Amazon, both antitrust agencies . . .

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The FCC’s Digital-Discrimination Rules

tl;dr Background: Section 60506 of 2021’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) mandated that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopt rules to prevent discrimination in . . .

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Labor-Market Monopsony

tl;dr Background: Concerns have been raised that the proposed merger of grocers Kroger and Albertsons may leave the combined firm with monopsony power in the . . .

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Competition in the Market for Groceries

Background: In October 2022, supermarkets Kroger and Albertsons announced their intent to merge in a $24.6 billion deal. The combined company would be the third-largest . . .

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