Silicon Valley Antitrust v.7 (Fall 2017)

Hanno Kaiser. U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Room 170

Friday, 8 am (sharp!) - 9:50 am

Note that this is an evolving syllabus, as we will discuss key issues of technology antitrust using current cases and materials. In other words, stuff on this website will change during the course of the semester.

Class 1: Technology Antitrust: A Framework and a Baseline Case

August 25, 2017

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 2: Disruptive Business Models or Illegal Cartels (Part 1)

September 1, 2017

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 3: Disruptive Business Models or Illegal Cartels (Part 2)

September 8, 2017

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 4: An in depth look at Algorithms and Collusion. New normal or smoke without fire?

September 15, 2017

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 5: Platform Wars and the Modern Law of Monopolization (Part 1)

September 22, 2017

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 6: Platform Wars and the Modern Law of Monopolization (Part 2)

September 29, 2017

Guest Speakers (9 am - 9:30 am)

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Class 7: “Commingled Code,” “Embrace, extend, extinguish” and Tying

October 6, 2017

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional Reading

Class 8: The European Commission’s Google Search Case

October 13, 2017

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Class 9: The European Commission’s Google Android Case

October 20, 2017

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 10: Open and Closed Systems: Aftermarkets

October 27, 2017

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 11: Zero-Price Markets and Attention Markets

November 3, 2017

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 12: Standard Setting and Standard Essential Patents

November 17, 2017 (usual time 8 am, Room 170)

Topics for discussion

Required Reading

Optional Reading

Class 13: The Smartphone Wars

November 17, 2017 (mandatory make-up class, 1 pm, Room 170)

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Class 14: Review: Putting it all together (and on paper)

[TBD]

Topics for discussion

Policy, Tangents and Detours (not mandatory)

A (very incomplete) list of interesting technology books (not mandatory)

Recommended antitrust resources (not mandatory)


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