News Corner: Google Faces Antitrust Law Suit, Department of Justice Initiates Proceedings

On October 20, the Trump administration sued Google. The Department of Justice (“DoJ”), along with eleven state Attorney Generals, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in United States. The participating state Attorneys General offices represent Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas. The Complaint made sweeping allegations relating to Google’s […]

CCI’s Investigation of the Indian Smartphone Industry – Licensing of Standard Essential Patents

Posted on September 19, 2020 Authored by Tanya Varshney* Acknowledgement: Thanks to Prof. (Dr.) Manveen Singh* for sharing his inputs and reviewing this article. In simple terms, Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) are the patents that have been declared as “essential” to implement the industry or technology standards and ensure uniformity and compatibility in the technology […]

News Corner: Epic Games Fights Antitrust Battle Against Google and Apple for Removal of Fortnite

This week has found Apple in the middle of some contentious disputes as reported here and here. However, the heat continues for Apple as Epic Games filed an antitrust law suit against Google and Apple for removal of the popular gaming application ‘Fortnite’ as Epic includes a direct payment method instead of paying through ‘app […]