Silicon Valley Antitrust v.4

Hanno Kaiser U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Fall 2014 Friday 8 - 9:50 am, Room 170

Note that this is an evolving syllabus, as we will discuss key issues of technology antitrust using current cases and materials.


Key Concepts

See the Key Concepts Page


Class 1: Antitrust, technology, and criminal cartels (8/28/14)

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional

Class 2: Modes of analysis: Per se, quick look, ancillary restraints, rule of reason (9/5/14)

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 3: Horizontal agreements: United States v. Apple (eBooks) (9/12/14)

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 4: United States v. Microsoft Part 1: Technology markets, network effects and entry barriers (9/19/14)

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading/viewing

Class 5: United States v. Microsoft Part 2: Exclusionary conduct, interoperability layers, and defensive leveraging (9/26/14)

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 6: Tying and antitrust aspects of Google Search, Part 1-2 (10/10/14)

Optional reading

Class 7: Antitrust aspects of Google Android and default search, Part 2-2 (10/10/14)

Required reading

Class 8: Open and Closed Systems, Part 1/2: Aftermarkets (10/17/14)

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Optional reading

Class 9: Open and Closed Systems, Part 2/2: “Predatory innovation” and obligations to interconnect (10/24/14)

Topics for discussion

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Optional reading

Class 10: Antitrust and Standard Setting (10/31/14)

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Optional reading

Class 11: The Smartphone Wars (11/7/14)

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Optional reading

Class 12: Patent Assertion Entities and Antitrust (11/14/14)

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Classes 13 and 14: High-technology mergers (11/21/14)

Topics for discussion

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Optional reading


Recommended resources (not mandatory)


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