Intellectual Property Antitrust

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Antitrust authorities around the world have increasingly focused their attention on the interplay between competition law and intellectual property (IP) law. Indeed, the European Commission, the US Federal Trade Commission and other enforcement authorities have shown considerable willingness to investigate and challenge IP-driven transactions in IP-sensitive industries, often relying on completely new theories of harm which require careful analysis. Investigations and litigation in this context can result in severe penalties including fines, injunctive relief, (treble) damages and unenforceability of agreements and patent rights.

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To meet these multi-front challenges, clients need legal counsel with experience, international reach and familiarity with all major national and international regulatory regimes and dispute-resolution forums. With a talented team and depth across our offices, McDermott provides effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EC competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide.

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