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276.2 sec. 1 - Antitrust & IP (Fall 2012)
Instructor: Samuel R. Miller (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: M 8:00-9:50
Meeting Location: 12
Course Start: August 27, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49745
This seminar will focus on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. We will examine current antitrust cases in high-technology fields, including computers, software, and pharmaceuticals. The course takes a practical approach to real issues currently being litigated, including- IP as an "essential facility"; tying and bundling of IP; antitrust issues arising from standard-setting in high-tech markets; market definition and mergers in high-tech markets; "reverse payment" settlements in the pharmaceutical industry; and the conduct of dominant firms. Students will be expected to write a legal brief on a topic of their choosing, based on the course materials.
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