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On Wednesday, November 9, the American Antitrust Institute will host its 10th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  The day kicks off early with a Junior Lawyers Breakfast targeted to the young practitioners who will be the future of the antitrust sector.  Pamela Gilbert, an expert on our political system in practice, will briefly discuss the implications of the election results for private antitrust enforcement. Panelists will then turn to a more general discussion of topics likely to be of interest to junior antitrust attorneys.

Today the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to reject a legal theory pursued by Visa and MasterCard and three of their largest member banks. If accepted, the credit card issuers' reasoning could immunize large swaths of anticompetitive conduct by joint ventures and other collaborations among competitors.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief asking the full Third Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a panel decision that sharply restricts the use of the Sherman Act to police anticompetitive “product hopping.”   

From the interview of Diana Moss for "Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger" on NPR on October 18, 2016:

"The proposed mergers could well increase prices for biotechnology, eliminate choices for growers, slow down innovation and raise food prices to consumers," Moss testified.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has announced its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized at the AAI 2016 Antitrust Enforcement Awards.  The Honorees will be featured at a gala awards dinner on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 following the AAI’s Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference.  Registration and program information for the conference and the awards dinner is available here

The American Antitrust Institute has published the agenda for its 10th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference, which will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the American Antitrust Institute will host its 10th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  Following the conference, the AAI will host its 4th Annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel. 

On October 6, join CCIA and the AAI for a luncheon event featuring a special keynote address from FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez as she speaks about the agency’s recent work at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust, including patents.

Neither U.S. antitrust nor other domestic law seems to  provide a realistic remedy for a firm’s abuse of its superior bargaining position (ASBP) vis a vis another, positionally weaker firm, in the absence of recognized market power. Several of our major trading partners do have such a provision in their competition laws and there is enough to be learned from their experience and from investigations by academics and international institutions to warrant a careful examination of this gap in the regulation of vertical relationships to determine how such a provision could be made to work within a distinctively American framework.

This paper by AAI Founder and Senior Fellow Bert Foer advocates a process for the FTC to undertake, beginning with empirical data collection.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed comments today in response to a request by the Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for public comment on the agencies’ proposed update of the DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property.

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