On August 1, 2022, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the District Court’s order dismissing a meritless antitrust case. This was a victory for WLF, which filed an amicus brief in the case. Rejecting the plaintiffs’ novel antitrust liability theories, the Seventh Circuit held that global patent settlements do not violate Section 1 of the Sherman Act. This tracked WLF’s amicus brief, which argued that the settlements advance the goals of both patent law and antitrust law. The Seventh Circuit also rejected the plaintiffs’ Section 2 claims. As WLF’s brief explained, imposing Section 2 liability for asserting patent claims would have stifled innovation.


 WLF brief