The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit formulates a more rigorous analytical framework to separate anticompetitive price bundles from bundles that simply indicate vigorous competition (Collins Inkjet / Eastman Kodak)

Fit to Be Tied: Appeals Court Redefines Tying Arrangements Based on Bundled Pricing* Corporate antitrust compliance programs often spotlight the dangers of tying arrangements. Those risks arise when a seller with a dominant position in one product coerces its customers by offering that must-have product only if customers buy a second product that they don’t want (or at least would rather buy elsewhere). Tying arrangements are easy for risk managers to spot when the link between the two products is explicit – if you want product

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Lee Simowitz, The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit formulates a more rigorous analytical framework to separate anticompetitive price bundles from bundles that simply indicate vigorous competition (Collins Inkjet / Eastman Kodak), 16 March 2015, e-Competitions March 2015, Art. N° 73348

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