• FTC Settles High-Profile Unfair Competition Case Against Intel: Agreement Includes Restrictions on Various Commercial Practices
  • August 18, 2010 | Authors: Scott Martin; Irving Scher
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - New York Office
  • On August 4, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement (approved by a 4-0 vote, with Commissioner Kovacic recused, and subject to public comment) with Intel Corp. of charges of anticompetitive conduct in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act. The FTC has exclusive jurisdiction over Section 5, which is broader than the antitrust laws and prohibits “unfair” methods of competition (as well as deceptive acts and practices).