Supreme Court Won't Hear Suit Against Dallas-based Topgolf That Called It a Monopoly

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an antitrust case brought against Dallas-based Topgolf in which lower courts decided the company did not kill its competition by purchasing tech company ProTracer.In the case, Sureshot Golf Ventures Inc. claims Topgolf's purchase of broadcast technology company ProTracer in May 2016 unfairly blocked competition from other companies in the golf entertainment industry.ProTracer, a Swedish company, is known for developing the leading software for tracking a golf ball's trajectory. It's widely used now in sports broadcasting. When Topgolf bought ProTracer, it said the acquisition furthered the entertainment company's mission to provide tech-driven, engaging games to its customers. SureShot claims it was building a golf entertainment center based on ProTracer's technology that would have competed with Topgolf. SureShot alleged Topgolf planned to deny it access to the ProTracer technology, which its business relies on, when the company's license lapsed.  Continue reading...

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