The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania finds anti-competitive conduct of major players in the international telecommunications market within the context of a standard-setting organization (TruePosition / Ericsson)

Antitrust & Associations: “Standard Setting Can Be Risky Business”* Virtually every industry, from telecommunications to agriculture, has benefited from standard-setting organizations (SSOs), whose collaborative work can advance technology, promote health and safety, and enhance quality and efficiency. From an antitrust perspective, by facilitating comparability and interoperability, SSOs can lessen barriers to entry, increase competition, reduce costs, and thus serve consumer welfare. It’s no wonder that courts and antitrust enforcement agencies have recognized SSOs’ pro-competitive qualities and the contributions they make to our nation’s economy. But on occasion, some SSOs have been accused of having a dark side, and of serving as a vehicle by which corporate members can use

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Burt Braverman, The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania finds anti-competitive conduct of major players in the international telecommunications market within the context of a standard-setting organization (TruePosition / Ericsson), 9 October 2012, e-Competitions October 2012, Art. N° 64360

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