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Case Studies

Antitrust Cases

IBM v. Platform Solutions and t3 Technologies

Antitrust, Intellectual property for defendant

t3 Technologies (t3) alleged IBM misused intellectual property rights and tied operating systems licenses to hardware, thereby maintaining its monopoly over mainframe hardware. applEcon, working in close coordination with t3’s lawyers, provided evidence and analyses…

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Opposition to MDL Settlement of All U.S. Microsoft Antitrust Claims

Antitrust, liability, causation, damages, and class certification for plaintiffs

applEcon was instrumental in preventing a settlement of all private U.S. antitrust claims against Microsoft by showing that the proposed settlement was anticompetitive, inadequate, and unworkable for the impoverished schools it purported to help.

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Image Technical Services (ITS) v. Kodak

Antitrust liability for plaintiffs

Plaintiffs included 17 small independent service organizations who alleged Kodak had illegally monopolized the aftermarket for maintenance services on Kodak high volume copiers and micrographics (microfilm) equipment. Plaintiffs alleged Kodak used its control of…

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Morelock Enterprises, Inc. v. Weyerhaeuser Co.

Antritust damages for plaintiff

applEcon developed and implemented two methods to calculate the overcharge to purchasers of finished alder lumber, leading the judge to certify a class of direct purchasers and the jury to award the class $28 million.

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