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Intellectual Property & Antitrust Law

This course will address the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law and consider some of the important debates concerning the tension between exclusive rights and the protection of competition. Topics may vary based on current events but typically include tying and bundling of IP rights; unilateral refusals to deal; package licensing; Standard Essential Patents and FRAND licensing; consent decrees that apply to collective management organizations of copyright; and pharmaceutical patent settlements involving pay for delay and reverse payments.