Global Competition Review
14 March 2012
Per Hellström, head of the European Commission’s antitrust unit in charge of the IT industry, has defended DG Comp’s record in using antitrust enforcement to promote competition in the high-tech market, and said the commission will continue to use competition law to ensure interoperability is in place and standard-essential patents are not used to protect dominant positions. Stefano Berra in London
14 March 2012
In-house counsel from leading high-tech companies today discussed at GCR Live's Antitrust and Technology conference in London how antitrust enforcement should deal with standard-setting organisations and FRAND licensing terms. Stefano Berra in London.
Chair of Global Antitrust Practice, Clifford Chance
Head of Unit, Antitrust; IT, Internet and Consumer Electronics, DG Comp, European Commission
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Office of Fair Trading
Brick Court Chambers
German Federal Cartel Office
Cisco Systems Belgium BVBA/SPRL
Charles River Associates
O'Melveny & Myers
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Research in Motion (RIM)
The conference has been accredited with 6.5 CPD hours from the SRA.
08.30 Registration and coffee
09.00 Chairman’s introduction
09.05 Keynote speech
09.30 Should antitrust authorities intervene in fast moving IT markets?
10.30 Coffee break
10.50 Differences in EU and US IT antitrust enforcement
12.00 Antitrust standards for standards in the horizontal guidelines: the right approach?
14.10 Pricing and bundling of IT products – drawing the line between lawful and unlawful behaviour
15.10 Tea break
15.30 Merger review in the IT sector: too much or too little scrutiny?
16.30 Apple, Google, IBM under the antitrust nanoscope
17.25 Summing up and close
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