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2006-11-01 03:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. - An obscure corner of the semiconductor industry became an international battleground Tuesday as Sony Corp. became the fifth company ensnared in a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust probe into the sales of a particular type of memory chip. The same day, European Union regulators said they raided several unnamed semiconductor companies in Germany on Oct. 11 as part of a probe into possible price fixing for the same type of chip. Both investigations center on the sale of...

2006-08-28 11:51:18

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's antitrust watchdog has obtained a prohibition order against Sotheby's auction house aimed at preventing it from illegal price-fixing schemes like the one it engaged in with Christie's six years ago. The Competition Bureau obtained the order from the Federal Court of Canada, barring Sotheby's and Sotheby's Canada -- based in New York and Toronto, respectively -- from fixing prices with rivals for international auctions, and forcing the company to inform...

2006-03-01 14:00:33

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a legal victory to patent-holding companies, making it easier for them to tie the sale of their patented products to other products they sell. The high court reversed a decades-long legal doctrine that had made it easier to sue companies for illegally tying such products together under U.S. antitrust law by assuming a patent gave them monopolistic power. The case grew out of a lawsuit filed by a small...

2005-06-30 14:49:25

By Aine Gallagher and David Lawsky BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and China plungedinto a second trade row on Thursday -- this time over shoes --but Brussels said a deal was still possible over Beijing'ssurging footwear exports. The European Commission, in charge of trade policy in the25-nation bloc, began an investigation into whether Chinese andIndian reinforced shoes were being sold in Europe for less thanthey cost to make, a practice known as dumping or predatorypricing. The...

2005-06-30 12:47:21

By Aine Gallagher and David Lawsky BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and China plungedinto a second trade spat on Thursday -- this time over shoes --but Brussels said a deal was still possible over Beijing'ssurging footwear exports. The European Commission, in charge of trade policy in the25-nation bloc, began a probe into whether Chinese and Indianreinforced shoes were being sold in Europe for less than theycost to make, a practice known as dumping or predatory pricing. The EU sees...


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