Aftermarkets and Ecosystems: The FTC's Right to Repair Policy and its Implications for Other Markets Featuring Competitor Interdependence


As the economy transitions towards more platform models and business ecosystems, antitrust policy is trying to catch up. Orrick antitrust partner, Craig Falls, explains how the FTC’s new “Right to Repair” enforcement policy in repair aftermarkets provides a sneak peek into how antitrust enforcers are likely to approach conduct in other ecosystem markets characterized by interdependence among competitors. The article was published in Volume 20 No. 1 Spring 2022 edition of Monopoly Matters, a publication of the ABA Antitrust Law Section Unilateral Conduct Committee.