Antitrust and Innovation: US Scrutiny of Tech Ripples Across Industries
White & Case antitrust lawyers Noah Brumfield, Anna Kertesz and Jack Klaren led a Lexology webinar entitled "Antitrust and Innovation: US Scrutiny of Tech Ripples Across Industries".
Politicians, regulators and plaintiffs are increasingly invoking antitrust as they zero in on perceived market failures and abuses by technology companies. In the process, well-settled antitrust law is being questioned as to whether it is adequate to account for the dynamic growth of tech as a dominant force in the global economy. In the last two years alone, the Supreme Court has weighed in on standing for ecommerce consumers and the standards that apply to sophisticated technology platforms. The evolving landscape of competition law in the United States presents unique challenges to tech companies. How these challenges are resolved can impact industries beyond Silicon Valley. This webinar presented an overview of the shifting legal landscape and the implications for companies seeking to navigate these changes.
The webinar included:
- a discussion of the recent changes in federal law that most affect technology companies;
- implications for companies beyond the tech industry; and
- changes that may come as a result of legislation and litigation targeting the tech industry.