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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: CCI releases report on pharma sector Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently released a study on India’s pharmacy sector. The study suggested the creation of a National Digital Drugs Databank for the use of regulators, industry, physicians and consumers with the aim to combat the information asymmetry that prevails in the sector. It also advised online pharmacies to develop self-regulatory mechanisms in the areas of data collecting, usage, sharing, and…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Competition Commission of India issued orders against firms guilty of bid-rigging and cartelization The Competition Commission of India (CCI), India’s fair markets watchdog, found that six firms had engaged in cartelization in the supply of Low-Density Poly Ethylene covers (LDPE) to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) by determining prices, allocating tenders, coordinating bid prices, and manipulating the bidding process directly or indirectly. CCI issued a cease-and-desist order against the…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part IV

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part IV

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Google sues Competition Commission of India (CCI) over investigation leak Search engine giant Google has filed a writ petition against the CCI, the competition watchdog, over reports that a confidential report of the CCI’s investigation over Google’s practices in the Android smartphone sector was divulged to news outlets. The writ petition seeks a direction that the CCI act to prevent any further unlawful disclosures, submitting that Google itself had not…

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Latest Updates in Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: BASF obtains favourable verdict for patent-licensing antitrust claims Chemical company BASF Corp has succeeded in their claims against rival chemical company Ingevity Corp for antitrust claims of tying a license to a patent to an obligation to buy the consequent product. The jury in this case had reached an award of $28 million, however, based on a provision of US federal antitrust law, the award is to be tripled to…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part 1

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Competition Commission of India to investigate Apple Inc. for in-app purchase system In a suit filed by a non-profit group, the competition regulator CCI will investigate tech giant Apple for allegations of abuse of its dominant position for imposing its proprietary in-app purchase system on developers, which involved a 30% commission levied for distribution of paid digital content and other restrictions. The information, which is a submission alleging anticompetitive behaviour,…

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Pressing Need to Clear the Muddy Waters: SEP Litigation in India

This guest post is authored by Meena Annamalai, a fourth year law student from the School of Excellence in Law, Tamil Nadu, Dr. Ambedkar Law University Indian jurisprudence saw the birth of Standard Essential Patent (SEP) litigation only in 2009 when Koninklijke Philips Electronic N.V filed two suits in the Delhi High Court (DHC) alleging infringement of its Patent which was a SEP for a DVD Video Player. The judgment[i] pronounced by the DHC in this case…

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The featured image shows the image of a traffic light and the words No, Maybe, Yes where the yes is ticked. The post is about the recent finding of the Delhi high court in the case of ericsson versus CCI. To read more click here.

Delhi High Court finds CCI Competent

In the most recent development in the Ercisson versus CCI battle, the Delhi High Court on the 30th of March, 2016 has dismissed the petition filed by Ericsson in the case of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ).  v. Competition Commission of India & Anr. In the order passed by Justice Vibhu Bakhru, the court stated that ”Merely because certain reliefs sought by Micromax and Intex before CCI are also available in proceedings under the Patents Act does not exclude the subject…

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