American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, et al., 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4166 (May 24, 2010)

LexisNexis 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...

Greenberg Traurig Alert: Supreme Court Unanimously Finds NFL’s Joint Licensing Activities are Subject to Antitrust Rule of Reason

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...