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The FDA-Patent Pharmaceutical mess

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2007

Federal Circuit Snubs Pfizer On Norvasc Rehearing discusses a recent legal dispute that involves the FDA and patents and exemplifies what a mess and waste the FDA and patent system...

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Stamp Out the Postal Monopoly

Monopoly and Competition

Blog05/15/2007

The post office likes to make believe that it's a real business with ridiculous gimmicks like its "forever" stamp and talk about being "competitive" in the market. But that can't change the fact that the post office is an outrageously inefficient government monopoly,...

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Microsoft, Patents, and Open Source Software

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/14/2007

Microsoft takes on the free world reports: "Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It...

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Patent Law: Baby Steps--Update

Legal SystemInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/30/2007

As noted in my previous post, the case KSR International v. Teleflex was an important patent case pending before the Supreme Court. The question involved whether it should be more difficult to obtain a patent for a claimed invention in a...

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Vonage spared—for now

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/26/2007

I guess we should be grateful that the federal government has magnanimously agreed to suspend shutting Vonage down on appeal of a patent verdict against it. For now, at least, it may escape the $612M damages that were...

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Wal-Mart Crime of the Day: Cutting the Price of Fabulous Big Televisions

Monopoly and Competition

Blog04/24/2007

This BusinessWeek story examines an action by Wal-Mart that is pro-consumer, pro-efficiency, pro-productivity, and pro-progress and somehow manages to present it as rapacious and damaging to everyone. How so? Well, you see, Wal-Mart cut the...

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Now, Your Journey to the Dark Side is Complete

Monopoly and Competition

Blog04/16/2007

When the U.S. government initially brought an antitrust case against Microsoft in 1998 at the behest of competitors Netscape and Sun, beltway types marvelled that Microsoft did not even have a lobbyist in DC. Somehow this...

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