FTC Requests Public Comment on Agilent Technologies, Inc.’s Application to Approve Cross-License Agreement

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from Agilent Technologies, Inc., which seeks Commission approval of a cross-license agreement under which Agilent would reacquire assets it divested as part of a 2010 consent agreement. The FTC’s May 2010 complaint charged that without a remedy, the merger of Agilent and Varian, […]

FTC Seeks Public Comment on Nielsen Holdings N.V. and Nielsen Audio, Inc.’s Application to Sell its LinkMeter Technology and Related Assets to comScore, Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Nielsen Holdings N.V. and Nielsen Audio, Inc. (collectively, Nielsen) requesting FTC approval to sell its LinkMeter cross-platform audience measuring services to comScore, Inc., and to enter other arrangements supporting the divestiture. The divesture is required under the proposed FTC order settling charges that […]

FTC Puts Conditions on Honeywell’s Acquisition of Scan Engine Manufacturer Intermec

The Federal Trade Commission will require Honeywell International Inc. to license patents critical to the manufacture of two-dimensional (2D) bar code scanners, under a settlement resolving FTC charges that Honeywell’s acquisition of rival scan engine manufacturer Intermec Inc. would be anticompetitive. The proposed FTC consent order preserves competition in the market for 2D scan engines […]

FTC Order Preserves Competition Threatened by Agilent’s Acquisition of Varian

Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Varian, Inc., two leading global suppliers of high-performance scientific measurement instruments, have agreed to sell three of their product lines in order to proceed with their merger, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement resolves the competitive concerns created by the proposed merger and allows Agilent to proceed […]