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248.9 sec. 001 - Antitrust and Innovation (Fall 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


Th 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
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From August 25, 2022
To December 01, 2022

Course Start: August 25, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 32230

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 02/17 06:39 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 fall of 2022!

Prior antitrust exposure is strongly recommended. While not a prerequisite, we are assuming some antitrust knowledge. So, as a practical matter we find that having prior antitrust or industrial economics coursework or legal work will be very beneficial to getting the most out of this class.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 5 hours
Course Category: Business Law

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