Tuesday July 29th 2014

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Dorsey & McGuire Essay Nominated for Antitrust Writing Award

An organization devoted to promoting antitrust scholarship has recognized two recent George Mason law graduates for an essay published last summer in the George Mason Law Review.

 Elyse Dorsey (’12) and former George Mason Law Review Executive Editor Matthew R. McGuire (’12) are among the nominees for an Antitrust Writing Award, through which the Institute of Competition Law and the George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center annually recognize the best scholarship in antitrust and law and economics.

 Their essay, which appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of the Law Review, is entitled “How the Google Consent Order Alters the Process and Outcomes of FRAND Bargaining.” It explores the approaches the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have taken toward the possibility of injunctive relief in the context of standard essential patent negotiation. The essay analyzes the desirability of the agencies’ approaches and examines both the limited evidence of patent holdup in FRAND negotiations and the unintended consequences of disallowing injunctive relief.

 Dorsey and McGuire’s essay can be found on the Law Review’s website HERE. To cast a vote for the piece, visit HERE.