Silicon Valley Antitrust v.2

Hanno Kaiser U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Spring 2013 Friday 8 - 9:50 am, Room 12

Last updated: February 25 2013

Textbook:

Christopher L. Sagers, Examples & Explanations: Antitrust (2011)

Class 1: Introduction; antitrust and high-technology (January 11, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 2: The Smartphone Wars, Part 1: Overview (January 18, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 3: The Smartphone Wars, Part 2: Google’s acquisition of Motorola and the FTC’s complaint (January 25, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 4: The Smartphone Wars, Part 3: Consent orders and negotiated settlements

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 5: The Microsoft Universe, Part 1/3 (February 15, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading/viewing

Class 6: The Microsoft Universe, Part 2/3 (February 22, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 7: The Microsoft Universe, Part 3/3 (March 1, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 8: Patent assertion entities (March 8, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 9: Open v. closed systems, Part 1/2 (March 15, 2012)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

d. Seriously optional reading/viewing

Class 10: Open v. closed systems, Part 2/2 (March 22, 2012)

Class 11: Predatory innovation and cheap exclusion (April 5, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 12: Free and Open Software (“FOSS”) meets antitrust (April 16, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 13: The Google Search Investigations (April 19, 2013)

a. Topics for discussion

b. Required reading

c. Optional reading

Class 14: Review Session (April 26, 2013)