Overview: Agreements among a football league, its teams, and a licensor formed by
the teams to license their intellectual property constituted concerted
action that was subject to antitrust scrutiny under 15 U.S.C.S. § 1. The
teams' decisions to collectively license their separately...
In the valedictory antitrust opinion of Justice John Paul
Stevens, joined by all eight other justices, the Supreme Court held on
May 24, 2010, in American Needle, Inc. v.
National Football League , et al., that collective licensing
activities of member
teams of the National Football League (NFL) constitute...