276.2 - Antitrust & Intellectual Property (F09)

Meeting Time:
Monday 8:00 - 9:50 am

Meeting Location:
Boalt 121

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

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Supplemental Reading:

August 24 Recent Antitrust Complaints and Pleadings
Session 2

Reading :

Supplemental Reading:
August 31 The Microsoft antitrust cases – Part I
Session 3

Reading :

September 7 LABOR DAY - NO CLASS
September 14 The Microsoft antitrust cases – Part II
Session 4

Reading :

Supplemental Reading:

September 21 FALL BREAK WEEK - NO CLASS
September 28 Litigation of intellectual property rights and “sham” litigation
Session 5

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October 5 The “essential facilities” doctrine and refusals to deal
Session 6

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Supplemental Reading:

October 12 Antitrust Issues involving intellectual property standards
Session 7

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Supplemental Reading:

October 19 Licensing Issues in the U.S. and the EU
Session 8

Reading :

Supplemental Reading:

October 26 Tying, Bundling, and Package Licensing
Session 9

Reading :

November 2 Cross-licensing and patent pooling
Session 10

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November 9 Merger enforcement in technology markets
Session 11

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Supplementary Reading:

November 16 Antitrust issues in settling intellectual property litigation; the pharmaceutical cases
Session 12

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Supplementary Reading:

November 23 Student presentations