On 27 April 2023, the European Commission (the “Commission”) proposed a new regulation on the licensing of standard essential patents (the “Proposal”). The objective of the Proposal is to facilitate standard essential patent (“SEP”) licensing negotiations by providing clarity on several aspects: transparency as to who owns SEPs and which SEPs are essential; transparency on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”) terms and conditions; and dispute resolution for the determination of FRAND terms.
On August 5, 2022, the Italian Parliament adopted Law No. 118, the “2021 Annual Competition Law” (the “ACL”). The ACL, which will enter into force on August 27, 2022, amends the Italian Competition Law (Law No. 287/90) in various respects.
The Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”) fined ferry operator Caronte & Tourist (“C&T”) €3.7 million for having charged excessive prices on a ferry transportation route between Sicily and Calabria between 2017 and 2019 (the “Decision”).
Cleary Gottlieb partner Marco D’Ostuni, senior attorney Marco Zotta, and associate Riccardo Tremolada authored the “Italy” chapter in the 12th…
Cleary Gottlieb partner Marco D’Ostuni and associate Riccardo Tremolada authored the article “Effective Pricing in Spectrum Auction Design: Optimal Auctions out of Thin Air,” which appeared in the international law blog Regulating for Globalization, published by Wolters Kluwer.
Cleary Gottlieb partner Marco D’Ostuni, senior attorney Marco Zotta, and associate Riccardo Tremolada authored the “Italy” chapter in the 11th edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, published by The Law Reviews.