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Advanced Antitrust Economics and Law Seminar: Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property
Professors Salop and Popofsky
J.D. Seminar 1171 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This is a 2-credit advanced antitrust course devoted to the legal issues that arise at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. The course explores the tension between the two bodies of law, examines the ways in which antitrust law and intellectual property rights constrain one another, and studies a number of cutting-edge antitrust issues involving intellectual property. Areas covered include patent pools, standard-essential patents, reverse payments, patent acquisitions and patent trolls, patent licensing, product design, and other issues that are “hot” at the time. The course will take an economic as well as a doctrinal approach to the materials. Students are expected to complete a weekly assignment on the topic for the week. There will also be a final exam. All students must have had at least one prior course in antitrust. There is no intellectual property prerequisite.
Prerequisite: A prior course in Antitrust.