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248.9 sec. 001 - Antitrust and Innovation (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Noah A Brumfield  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Eric E Lancaster  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 130
From January 12, 2022
To April 22, 2022

Course Start: January 12, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022
Class Number: 31934

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 30
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 39
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

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 2022!

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 6 hours
Course Category: Business Law

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