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The Motorola Decision Overlooks How Cartels and Corporate Families Operate

David Barth
CPI Antitrust Chronicle
January 2015
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David Barth published an article, “The Motorola Decision Overlooks How Cartels and Corporate Families Operate,” in the Winter 2015 issue of CPI Antitrust Chronicle. The paper analyzes the Seventh Circuit’s reasoning in Motorola Mobility LLC v. AUO Optronics Corp. through an economic lens and addresses two questions:

  • Would it matter if Motorola bought an LCD panel overseas and imported it as part of a finished cell phone or imported the panel and assembled the cell phone in the United States?
  • Should it matter that Motorola used foreign subsidiaries to buy LCD panels?