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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateSeventh Circuit Finds Exclusive Dealing in Hospital-Payer Case Pro CompetitivePosted on June 21, 2017 by
    “But what is more common than exclusive dealing?”  Affirming summary judgment for defendant Saint Francis Medical Center, the Seventh Circuit recently held that the hospital’s contracts with health care insurers—though admittedly exclusive—did not harm competition.  In fact, such contracts were likely the product of a competitive market in which Saint Francis was simply the best [...]
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  • Blog: Lawson Lundell Project Law BlogESTMA Update: Reporting Requirements Apply to Payments to Aboriginal Governments Effective June 1, 2017Posted on May 30, 2017 by John Olynyk and Keith Bergner
    Posted by John Olynyk and Keith Bergner In previous posts, from April, 20 2015 and June 2, 2015, we reported on the federal Extractive Sectors Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA”) and the requirements it imposes on companies to report certain types of payments made to governments. ESTMA requires reporting companies to report payments made to specified “payees” — governments in Canada and foreign states (along with certain... Continue Reading
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  • Blog: INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished IdeasBusiness Model and Computer Program Will Soon be Patentable in ChinaPosted on March 30, 2017 by Spilman Administrator
    We recently received an informational white paper from our agents in China, Lynn Wang and Zhou Jiaxin at NTD Intellectual Property, with news about a change to make software and business methods patentable as long as certain conditions are met. … Continue reading →
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