Antitrust and Consumer Law
549: Antitrust and Intellectual Property Seminar
Intellectual Property, Copyright or Antitrust Law or instructor permission
This seminar focuses on the interface between Intellectual Property (IP) and antitrust law. Patents, copyrights and trademarks and other IP regimes confer exclusionary rights. Exclusive rights provide incentives and serve other ends, but their exercise can also impede competition distort otherwise competitive markets. This seminar will address the intersection of IP and Antitrust with respect to issues such as standard setting, licensing, corporate strategy, product design, efforts to increase market share and mergers and acquisitions.
Prerequisite: Intellectual Property, Copyright or Antitrust Law or instructor permission