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EPO and ARIPO sign agreement on Reinforced Partnership

18 December 2019 EPO President António Campinos and ARIPO Director General Fernando dos Santos In an effort to enhance international co-operation in order to strengthen the global patent system, the EPO has signed a Reinforced Partnership agreement with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Under the Memorandum of Understanding, signed on 16 December by …

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The closest competitor is not the only competitor

More and more, merging parties argue that their merger does not raise competition concerns because they are not each other’s closest competitors. Parties have advanced this argument even in markets where there will be only two or three remaining firms post-transaction, including the merged firm. This argument is not new, and it often misunderstands merger …

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Las Vegas Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking More Than $1 Million in Counterfeit Electronics

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas W. Pilchak (619) 546-9709 NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – December 9, 2019 SAN DIEGO – A Las Vegas business owner was sentenced to prison today for running a years-long conspiracy to import counterfeit electronics from China into the United States.  Saad Ahmed was sentenced to six months in custody today by U.S. …

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