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Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Not Offered this year 2013-2014
Last offered in 2010-2011

This is an advanced antitrust course that focuses on the special, and often complex, legal issues that are present at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. The course considers several issues, including the important role that innovation and intellectual property play in a competitive economy, market definition and innovation markets, the essential facilities doctrine and unilateral refusals to license intellectual property, restrictive intellectual property licenses, and agreements among competitors to collectively license intellectual property or to collusively settle IP disputes. Antitrust or one Intellectual Property course is required; both intellectual property and antitrust are preferred.