Conspiracy to Suppress Innovation

Companies in a variety of industries have been accused of conspiring with their competitors to suppress innovations that reduce the safety or environmental risks associated with their products or practices.


Investigations of conduct evaluate whether market structure and profit-maximizing incentives provide non-collusive explanations for the observed innovation choices.   Damages are normally computed by the difference between the plaintiff's actual financial condition and the condition that would have prevailed, but-for the alleged conspiracy.  Each investigation may assess of market outcomes before and after the conspiracy period, as well as other benchmarks.


Experienced providing consulting services in innovation conspiracy matters in many industries, including the following.


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