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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Price of Abuse: Intel and the European Commission Decision

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Bob Lande (Baltimore Law) analyzes The Price of Abuse: Intel and the European Commission Decision.

ABSTRACT: The May 13, 2009 decision by the European Commission (“EC”) holding that Intel violated Article 82 of the Treaty of Rome and should be fined a record amount and prohibited from engaging in certain conduct, set off a predictable four part chorus of denunciations:
1.    Intel did nothing wrong and was just competing hard;
2.    Intel’s discounts were good for consumers;
3.    The entire matter is just another example of Europeans protecting their own against a more efficient U. S. company; and
4.    Even if Intel did engage in anticompetitive activity, the fine was much too large.

These assertions will be addressed in turn.

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