Competition Advocacy Program

The GAI provides to foreign and domestic competition agencies recommendations on draft laws and guidelines. These recommendations are designed to facilitate the adoption of economically sound competition policy. To date, the GAI has submitted comments to Canada, China, Dominican Republic, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, the United States, and Vietnam. The comments concern draft proposals and on guidelines covering issues such as the comprehensive revisions to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, the economics of multisided platforms, conduct involving standard-essential patents, patent-assertion entities, reverse payment settlement agreements, and so called “product hopping.”

In January 2018, Tad Lipsky began serving as the Director of the Competition Advocacy Program. He also serves as the Director of the GAI Legal Practicum, which is an opportunity for six to eight Scalia Law students to work with the GAI team to identify comment opportunities and provide recommendations on draft laws and policies. Interested students should see Joshua Wright to apply.

Comment on the Federative Republic of Brazil, Before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Draft Guidelines Concerning Antitrust Remedies
June 22, 2018

Comment on the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation, Third Roundtable on Anticompetitive Regulations
May 30, 2018

Comment on the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on the Relationship Between Competition and Regulation, Second Roundtable – On Consent Decrees
April 25, 2018

Comment on the Japan Patent Office (JPO) Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents
April 9, 2018

Comment on the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation, First Roundtable on State Action, Statutory Exemptions and Implied Immunities
March 13, 2018

Comment on the Dominican Republic’s Resolution on Cartel Leniency
Spanish Translation
February 28, 2018

Comment on the Procompetencia’s Regulations for the Processing of Commitment Proposals by Economic Agents
Spanish Translation
February 28, 2018

Comment on the Canadian Competition Bureau’s White Paper, “Big Data and Innovation: Implications for Competition Policy in Canada”
November 17, 2017

Comment on the Japan Patent Office’s Tentative Guidelines on Licensing Negotiations Involving SEPs
November 10, 2017

Comment on the Proposed Amendments to the Competition Law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
May 7, 2017

Comment on the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Draft Guidelines Concerning Distribution Systems and Business Practices Under the Antimonopoly Act
Japanese Translation
May 4, 2017

Comment on the Communication from the Commission on Standard Essential Patents for a European Digitalised Economy
April 28, 2017

Comment on the Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council’s Anti-Monopoly Guidelines on the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights
Chinese Translation
April 13, 2017

Comment on the Proposed Revisions to the People’s Republic of China Anti-Unfair Competition Law
Chinese Translation
March 19, 2017

Comment on the U.S. Antitrust Agencies’ Proposed Update of the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property
September 19, 2016

Comment on the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Consultation on the Administrative Surcharge System
Japanese Translation
August 6, 2016

Comment on the Proposed Revisions to the Guidelines of the Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council on Determining the Illegal Gains Generated from Monopoly Conduct and on Setting Fines
Chinese Translation
July 9, 2016

Comment on the India Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents
March 31, 2016

Comment on the Proposed Revisions to the People’s Republic of China Anti-Unfair Competition Law
Chinese Translation
March 24, 2016

Comment on National Development and Reform Commission’s Draft Anti-Monopoly Guideline on Intellectual Property Abuse
Chinese Translation
January 13, 2016

Comment on the State Administration for Industry and Commerce Anti-Monopoly Guidelines on the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights
Chinese Translation
January 11, 2016

Comment on the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s Amendment to Its Review Guidelines on Unfair Exercise of Intellectual Property Rights
Korean Translation
January 3, 2016

Comment on the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Regulatory Environment for Platforms
December 29, 2015

Comment on the Questionnaire for the Revision of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law
Chinese Translation
December 10, 2015

Comment on the National Development and Reform Commission’s Anti-Monopoly Guide on Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights
Chinese Translation
November 12, 2015

Comment on the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s Revised Review Guidelines On Unfair Exercise of Intellectual Property Rights
Korean Translation
October 5, 2015

Comment on the National Development and Reform Commission’s Questionnaire on Intellectual Property Rights Misuse Antitrust Guidelines
Chinese Translation
September 30, 2015

Comment on the Canadian Competition Bureau’s Draft Updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
August 15, 2015

Comment on the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Draft Partial Amendment to the Guidelines for the Use of Intellectual Property Under the Antimonopoly Act
Japanese Translation
August 3, 2015