Tech-Tying Vs. Section 2 Of The Sherman Antitrust Act
Legal impact of the “technological tie”― a monopolist “lock-out” of rivals by a redesign that requires use of its own complementary product.
December 4, 2014
We live in a technology-driven world where businesses are often forced to innovate or die. Occasionally, however, some competitors innovate in a way that unlawfully forecloses competition. One such innovation is a “technological tie” i.e., when a monopolist redesigns a product so that it “locks out” rivals and may only be used in conjunction with its own complementary product.
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