Antitrust and Intellectual Property – 6612
The syllabus is on TWEN.
This course will address the intersection ofantitrust and intellectual property (IP) law, from the early twentieth centuryto the important disputes of the present day. Topics to be considered willinclude, among others, Walker Process and sham litigation claims involving IP;tying and bundling of IP rights; unilateral refusals to deal; deceptive conductbefore standard setting organizations; patent pools and package licensing; andpharmaceutical patent settlements involving reverse payments. Students arestrongly urged, though not required, to have taken or be in the process oftaking, either antitrust or an intellectual property course, before enrollingin this course.