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Droit de la concurrence

I, bleeding finger

  You knew “I, Pencil”? Here comes “I, Bleeding Finger”!
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The Very Best of Petit manuel (irrévérencieux) d’économie

(post in Fench) Chers lecteurs, Voici le troisième article de notre série “The Very Best of” dans laquelle j’extrais le “meilleur” de livres traitant de problématiques concurrentielles dans le but de vous les présenter avec les mots de l’auteur. Le premier article de la série traitait de “The Antitrust Religion », un livre sceptique quant à l’utilité du droit...
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Ohio v. American Express Is the Antitrust Case of the Century – So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About It?

What would you think if I told you the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division had—contrary to popular belief—actually tried a single-firm conduct case just a few years ago? And that the defendant had only 26% of the market? And that DOJ still managed to win the trial?! It’s all true. The case, of course,...
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GCR Academic Excellence Award: VOTE THIBAULT!

Vote now for the GCR Awards 2018: category “Academic Excellence” Dear readers, It’s a great honor for me, I have just been nominated in the “Academic Excellence Awards” of GCR (along with some of the best academics). One of my articles on “predatory innovation” is quoted by the committee, which makes me very happy because...
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A new test to eradicate predatory innovation (and non-price strategies)

I am very pleased to announce that my latest article entitled ~ The “Enhanced No Economic Sense” Test: Experimenting With Predatory Innovation ~ is now available for download on SSRN. It will be published later this year at the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. In this paper, I explain how to improve...
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How to kill innovation

It’s Christmas time, it’s time for a little humor (isn’t it?! no? really? oh comonn!). Yeah, innovation is overrated (…). Competition authorities should kill it, here are the ten forty commandments on how to process (on how they do… sometimes?). We don’t really know how innovation is created anyway, it emerges, it’s mysterious. But we do...
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Predatory Innovation: what it is + which rules to catch it

I am very pleased to announce that my latest article entitled “Predatory Innovation: The Definite Need for Legal Recognition” is now available for download. I had the opportunity to talk about it at different workshops – thanks again! – and it will be published later this year at the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. Predatory innovation had...
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Google v. European Commission (June 27, 2017): the first 10 lessons

June 27, 2017, will be remembered in the world of antitrust. The European Commission has just fined Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service (link to the press release). The decision is not yet published – it will be when a non-confidential version will...
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Antitrust Conversations with Dennis W. Carlton (Chicago) & Guillaume Loriot (DG Comp)

LINK TO THE CONVERSATIONS I am pleased to introduce these “Antitrust Conversations” with some of the world’s most renowned antitrust law experts (law professors, economists & officials…) in which we discuss important – and controversial – issues of contemporary antitrust law. For the first publication, you will find conversations with Prof. Dennis W. Carlton (Chicago...
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Here’s why algorithms are NOT (really) a thing

To quote this article (if you feel like it): Thibault Schrepel, Here’s why algorithms are NOT (really) a thing, Concurrentialiste, May 2017 (online) ************ You have probably noticed that algorithms are the new black in the antitrust world. As I pointed out last year, writing about “big data” was fashionable in 2015 and 2016, but...
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