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Avaya v. TLI Gives New Life to Aftermarket Monopolization Litigation A-La-Kodak
Competition Academia (2014)
  • Nicholas Economides, New York University
Abstract

In an antitrust counterclaim in Avaya, Inc. v. Telecom Labs, a jury sitting in the District Court in Camden, New Jersey found for Telecom Labs, Inc. and Continuant, Inc. (TLI/C) and awarded it $20 million in damages (before trebling). The jury found that relevant antitrust markets exist for post-warranty maintenance of both PBXs and PDSs irrespective of the degree of competition in the primary markets for those systems. It also found that Avaya attempted to monopolize the market for post-warranty maintenance for Avaya PBXs and that Avaya anticompetitively tied the availability of patches for Avaya-brand PDS systems to the purchase of Avaya-brand post-warranty maintenance.

Keywords
  • Aftermarkets,
  • Kodak,
  • Avaya,
  • Competition,
  • Monopolization,
  • Tying
Publication Date
August 8, 2014
Citation Information
Nicholas Economides. "Avaya v. TLI Gives New Life to Aftermarket Monopolization Litigation A-La-Kodak" Competition Academia (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/economides/49/