276.2 - Antitrust and IP (Sp08)

Meeting Time:
Monday 5:20 - 7:10 pm

Meeting Location:
Boalt 122

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

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

Class Schedule:

January 14 Introduction and discussion of whether intellectual property laws and antitrust laws are complementary or are in conflict
Session 1

Reading :

January 21 Recent Antitrust Complaints
Session 2

Reading :

January 28 The Microsoft antitrust cases – Part I
Session 3

Reading :

February 4 The Microsoft antitrust cases – Part II
Session 4

Reading :

February 11 Litigation of intellectual property rights and "sham" litigation
Session 5

Reading :

February 18 The "essential facilities" doctrine and refusals to deal
Session 6

Reading :

February 25 Antitrust Issues involving intellectual property standards
Session 7

Reading :

March 3 Licensing Issues in the U.S. and the EU
Session 8

Reading :

March 10 Tying, Bundling, and Package Licensing
Session 9

Reading :

March 17 Cross-licensing and patent pooling
Session 10

Reading :

March 26-30 No Class - SPRING BREAK
March 31 Merger enforcement in technology markets
Session 11

Reading :

April 8 Antitrust issues in settling intellectual property; the pharmaceutical cases
Session 12

Reading :

April 13 & 20 Student presentations