The DOJ Antitrust Division: Regulatory Capture at the Expense of U.S. Interests

I am very pleased that my latest article on how Big Tech has captured yet another public institution was published by IPWatchdog.


Apple-consultant Don Wright and Intel employee Phil Wennblom lead a meeting with China’s government to discuss standards essential patents (source: NDRC press release). In 2015, Qualcomm paid China a $975 million fine in a case involving cellular technology.

My key message is that instead of using antitrust policy to diffuse the huge market power of big-tech, the Antitrust Division, captured by big tech interests, is hastily pushing through antitrust policies that augment the already-enormous power of big tech.