IP and Antitrust: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles Applied to Intellectual Property Law

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Aspen Pub, Jan 1, 2001 - Law - 1500 pages
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AUTHOR NEWS! Justice Department Honors Herbert Hovenkamp with Sherman Award
- on July 29, 2008, the USDOJ Antitrust Division presented
Professor Herbert Hovenkamp with the prestigious
John Sherman Award for his lifetime contributions to the teaching and
enforcement of antitrust law and the development of antitrust policy
. This annual award is given for outstanding contributions to the field of
antitrust law, the protection of American consumers, and the preservation
of economic liberty. Hovenkamp's publications include some 70 articles,
approximately 50 essays and book reviews, and a dozen books. He is the senior
surviving author of Antitrust Law (formerly with Phillip Areeda
& Donald Turner), which currently spans 20 volumes, and with Mark Janis and
Mark Lemley, author of IP and Antitrust Law.
IP and Antitrust is a 2-volume reference that focuses on the
intersection of the areas of IP and antitrust. While
intellectual property licensing arrangements are typically
pro-competitive, antitrust concerns may nonetheless arise. Licensing
arrangements raise concerns under the antitrust laws if they are likely
to adversely affect the prices, quantities, qualities or varieties of goods
and services -- either currently or potentially available. the Justice
Department's rekindled interest in intellectual property licensing
arrangements now requires that companies factor antitrust
considerations into the drafting and review of intellectual property
licensing arrangements. Thus, licensing agreements involving
intellectual property must now be drafted with two considerations in mind:
maximizing the commercial value of intellectual property rights, and
minimizing antitrust risks
IP and Antitrust is the first comprehensive resource that fully
examines intellectual property from an antitrust perspective, to
help you steer clear of unexpected problems. It provides a sophisticated
discussion of intellectual property law not currently available in the
antitrust treatises on the market today, including Areeda and Hovenkamp's
Antitrust Law treatise.

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Herbert Hovenkamp is Ben V. and Dorothy Willie Professor of Law and History, University of Iowa College of Law.

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