Competition & Antitrust


, Patent Progress
ITC Again Recommends Exclusion Based on a Patent Likely to be Found Invalid
Media Coverage

From Patent Progress:

When the ITC excludes products based on patents that the USPTO says shouldn’t have issued, it can significantly—and negatively—impact the U.S. economy.  In this…

RE: Hearing on “GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer Control, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation”
Charles Duan & Sasha Moss & Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

Dear Chairman Graham & Ranking Member Feinstein:

We at the R Street Institute (“R Street”) commend you and the Committee for holding this hearing on “GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer…

The international trade commission should protect competition and cybersecurity — not companies from market competition
Charles Duan

In a major case before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Qualcomm is trying to get the ITC to protect it from market competition. While Qualcomm claims the issue is about property rights, a…

Statement on the Public Interest of the R Street Institute, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, and Lincoln Network
Charles Duan & Tom Struble

Pursuant to the Notice of Request dated October 26, 2018, the above-identified organizations respectfully submit the following statement on the public interest in this investigation. Briefly, the…

Reducing entry barriers in the development and application of AI
Caleb Watney

“There are significant barriers to entry in AI development that have boosted the market power of incumbent firms. If new startups can successfully compete in the absence of these barriers, it will be…

, Mozilla
R Street’s work on antitrust and competition cited
Media Coverage

From Mozilla:

Competition, in an industry led by a few powerful and vertically integrated companies, emerged in a big way onto the tech policy landscape in 2017. We established a unique voice…

, National Review
European competition law is hurting consumers
Tom Struble

Antitrust law — or, as the rest of the world calls it, competition law — is designed to police unfair business practices that stifle competition and harm consumers. However, if done incorrectly,…

, Communications Daily
Cox torrent piracy trial do-over seen revolving around different arguments
Media Coverage

From Communications Daily:
The 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals decision earlier this year remanding the district court’s 2016 decision (see 1802010026) was the first in a long time when ISPs didn’t…

, Law360
Gov’t, industry back Apple in high court app store fight
Media Coverage

From Law360:
Seven amicus filers in all assailed the appellate court’s findings last week, including the free market-focused R Street Institute, the Computer and Communications Industry…

Amicus Brief: Apple v. Pepper
Charles Duan & Tom Struble

In The Supreme Court of the United States


Apple, Inc., Petitioner, v. Robert Pepper, et al., Respondents.


On Writ of Certiorari
to the United States Court of…