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248.9 sec. 001 - Antitrust and Innovation (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Noah Brumfield  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Eric Lancaster  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Tu 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 244
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32180

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 24
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 26
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

The Bay Area is an amazing place to practice antitrust law! We are home to life changing innovation. This course will cover the real-world application of antitrust law to the industries pioneering tech and life sciences innovation - to businesses that are literally all around us in the Bay Area. Countless local companies large and small have been involved in high-stakes antitrust battles that have shaped the global technology landscape. These matters are not about legal technicalities. They are about business models, ecosystem and lifecycle strategies, and competing visions for the future of innovation and society. We will explore not only the legal questions but also the economic and public policy issues underlying these matters. In our course, we will cover predatory innovation, FRAND, licensing strategies, big data, networks and platforms, mergers, and monopolization. Our cases will focus on U.S. court and agency decisions and bring insights from non-US enforcement, as well as whatever will be hot in the spring of 2020!

Prior course-work or experience in antitrust, business strategy, or IO economics is strongly recommended.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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