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    Patent Litigation and the Innovation Economy

    Intellectual property lawsuits brought by patent assertion entities (PAEs) can be extremely costly for organizations, and many companies now contend that PAEs also inflict indirect economic damage by inhibiting investment. A study by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Catherine Tucker recently quantified the economic impact of PAE-related activity and found that venture capital investment would likely have been at least $8.1 billion higher over the course of a five-year period but for litigation brought by PAEs.

    Patent Litigation and the Innovation Economy
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    The Cost of Disclosure: Audit Fees and Liability Claims May Be on the Rise

    Affiliate Elizabeth Eccher spoke with University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Douglas Skinner about how a proposed auditing standard that would provide previously undisclosed information to financial statement users could potentially affect disclosure issues in litigation.

    The Cost of Disclosure: Audit Fees and Liability Claims May Be on the Rise
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    Anticipating Exclusion: Upward Pricing Pressure in Vertical Transactions

    President Pierre Cremieux and Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder considered the importance of accurate assumptions to quantify the likely competitive effects associated with a vertical acquisition in the lift truck industry.

    Anticipating Exclusion: Upward Pricing Pressure in Vertical Transactions
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    Consolidation, Coordination, and Competition: A Challenging Prescription for Health Care

    Analysis Group recently supported Smith College Professor Deborah Haas-Wilson in her examination of possible competitive effects of a health system’s acquisition of a physician group.

    Consolidation, Coordination, and Competition:  A Challenging Prescription for Health Care
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    What Is a Prudent Investment? Using Simulation to Evaluate Investment Selections

    In an article in Bloomberg BNA’s Pension & Benefits Daily, Managing Principal D. Lee Heavner describes approaches used to evaluate issues related to procedural and substantive prudence in cases involving allegations of imprudent selection or retention of retirement plan investments.

    What Is a Prudent Investment? Using Simulation to Evaluate Investment Selections

Also on AnalysisGroup.com

  • Sizing Up the Competition: Antitrust Enforcement and the Bazaarvoice Ruling

    • High-profile or highly profitable firms are no longer the sole targets of post-merger divestitures by antitrust enforcers. Today, firms that have little or no revenues, including some that operate in emergent industries with little or negative profits, also find themselves subject to merger inquiries, as demonstrated by the recent merger review of Bazaarvoice’s 2012 non-reportable $160 million acquisition of PowerReviews.

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Analysis Group Forum: Fall 2014