Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The FTC's Challenge to Intel: Predictions of Doom Are Exaggerated and Misplaced—the FTC Has a Straightforward Case
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
David Balto (American Progress Institute) has posted The FTC's Challenge to Intel: Predictions of Doom Are Exaggerated and Misplaced—the FTC Has a Straightforward Case.
ABSTRACT: The Obama administration has promised more aggressive antitrust enforcement. In its first action under new leadership, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice abandoned a report issued during the previous administration that blessed a broad range of conduct by dominant firms. Both the Federal Trade Commission and DOJ have promised stronger enforcement efforts against anticompetitive mergers. The most significant challenge has been an enforcement action against Intel Corp. by the FTC challenging a wide variety of anticompetitive conduct in critically important markets for microprocessors.