Silicon Valley Antitrust v.5

Hanno Kaiser U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Fall 2015 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 (8/28/15)

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Required Reading

Optional

Class 2: The antitrust toolkit: Rule of reason, per se categories, ancillary restraints (9/4/15)

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Required reading

Optional reading

Class 3: Horizontal agreements: U.S. v. Apple, Inc., 2d. Cir., June 30, 2015 (eBooks) Part 1 (9/11/15)

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Required reading

Optional reading

Class 4: Horizontal agreements: U.S. v. Apple, Inc., 2d. Cir., June 30, 2015 (eBooks) Part 2 (9/18/15)

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Required reading

Class 5: United States v. Microsoft Part 1: Technology markets, market definition (9/25/15)

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Required reading

Optional reading/viewing

Class 6: United States v. Microsoft Part 2: Network effects and entry barriers, exclusionary conduct, interoperability layers, and defensive leveraging (10/2/15)

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Required reading

Optional reading

Class 7: “Predatory innovation:” Creating Strategic Incompatibilities (Part 1) (10/9/15)

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Optional reading

Class 8: “Predatory innovation:” Product Hopping and related conduct in pharmaceutical cases (Part 2) (10/23/15)

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Optional reading

Class 9: Antitrust and Standard Setting (10/30/15)

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Optional reading

Class 10: The Smartphone Wars: With a special focus on Europe and China (11/06/15)

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Optional reading

Classes 11 and 12: Open and Closed Systems: Tying and Aftermarkets (11/13/15)

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Optional reading

Classes 13 and 14: Putting it all together (11/20/15)

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Recommended reading


Recommended resources (not mandatory)


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