276.2 - Antitrust & IP

Meeting Time:
M 5:20-7:10

Meeting Location:
Boalt 122

Lecturer:
Samuel R. Miller
Sidley Austin LLP
555 California St., Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94104

Telephone: 415-772-7447
Facsimile: 415 772 7400
e-mail: srmiller@sidley.com

 

Class Schedule:

August 18 

Introduction and discussion of whether intellectual property laws and antitrust laws are complementary or are in conflict
Session 1

Reading :

Supplemental Reading :

August 25 Recent Antitrust Complaints
Session 2

 Reading :

Supplemental Reading :

September 1 LABOR DAY - NO CLASS 
September 8 The Microsoft Antitrust Cases - Part I
Session 3

Reading :

September 15 The Microsoft Antitrust Cases - Part II 
Session 4

Reading :

Supplemental Reading :

September 22 Litigation of Intellectual Property Rights and "Sham" Litigation 
Session 5

Reading :

September 29 FALL FLYBACK WEEK - NO CLASS
October 6 The "Essential Facilities" Doctrine and Refusals to Deal 
Session 6

Reading :

Supplemental Reading :

October 13 Antitrust Issues Involving Intellectual Property Standards 
Session 7

 Reading :

October 20 Licensing Issues in the U.S. and the EU 
Session 8

Reading :

Supplemental Reading :

October 27 Tying, Bundling, and Package Licensing 
Session 9 

Reading :

November 3 Cross-licensing and Patent Pooling 
Session 10

Reading :

November 10 Merger Enforcement in Technology Markets 
Session 11

Reading :

Supplemental Reading :

November 17 Antitrust Issues in Settling Intellectual Property; the Pharmaceutical Cases 
Session 12

Reading :

Supplemental Reading :

  • J. Thomas Rosch, FTC Commissioner, “FTC Litigation at the Antitrust/Intellectual Property Interface”, dated April 26, 2007
  • Leibowitz, “Excluson Payments to Settle Pharmaceutical Patent Cases”, dated April 24, 2006
  • In Re Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation, 352 F.Supp. 2d 1279 (S.D. Fla. 2005)
  • November 24 Student Presentations