Helene D. Jaffe


  • Sunday, July 1, 2007
    On April 17, 2007, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the "Agencies") issued a joint report titled "Antitrust Enforcement and Intellectual Property Rights: Promoting Innovation and Competition" (the "Report"). Based on a series of hearings held by the Agencies starting in February 2002, the Report focuses on antitrust issues that...
  • Supreme Court Holds That Antitrust Conspiracy Complaint Must Be Based On Factual Allegations Beyond Mere Speculation
    Sunday, July 1, 2007
    In a decision important to the business community, the Supreme Court has made it more difficult for antitrust (and perhaps other) plaintiffs to avoid dismissal of conspiracy claims based on conclusory allegations. On May 21, the Court, by a 7-2 vote, reversed a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and declared that a conspiracy complaint under 1...