Epic-Apple’s ‘Super Bowl Of Antitrust’ Trial May Be Watershed

Law360 (May 22, 2021, 8:09 PM EDT) — As Epic Games Inc.’s high-stakes antitrust bench trial against Apple Inc. nears its end, experts told Law360 that an Epic win could mark a shift in antitrust law in favor of plaintiffs suing technology giants, while potentially opening the door for a “Wild West” in smartphone security.

Yale University economics professor Florian Ederer told Law360 he considers the legal contest between the Fortnite maker and Apple the “Super Bowl of Antitrust.”

“It’s one of the most exciting trials in recent memory,” he said. “And not just for antitrust lawyers and economists.”

When the closely watched trial between the Fortnite game maker…

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