Antitrust

 

Winter, 2018

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Readings: Supplement1

Statutes (PDF)

 

Date

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Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Pages

Statutes

Slides

W, 1/3

1

Introduction: History

Trans-Missouri, Standard Oil

(Background: 1:1-17), 1:17-42

SA 1, SA2, FTCA 5

Slides

Th, 1/4

2

Introduction: Market Power

DuPont, Merger Guidelines

2:1-36

 

Slides

M, 1/8

3

Cont; Characterizing Horizontal Agreements

Lorain Journal, Trenton Potteries, Broadcast Music

2:36-46, 3:1-10, 28-45

 

Slides

W, 1/10

4

Counting Entities

Copperweld, American Needle

3:52-78

 

Slides

Th, 10/11

5

Finding the Agreement

Interstate Circuit, Theatre Enterprises, Text Messaging

3:84-113

SA 1

Slides

W, 1/17

6

The Rule of Reason/Quick Look Analysis

NCAA, Polygram

3:113-139

Slides

Th, 1/18

7

Applying the Rule of Reason

Realcomp II

3:139-159

 

Slides

M, 1/22

8

Group Refusals to Deal and Joint Ventures

Fashion Originators, Associated Press, Northwest Wholesale Stationers

3:167-186

FTCA 5, CA 3, RP 4

Slides

W, 1/24

9

SA 1 Capstone

Apple

3:186-221

Slides

Th, 1/25

10

Vertical Arrangements

Standard Fashions, GTE Sylvania, Leegin

Supp:1-4; 4:28-69

CA 3

Slides

M, 1/29

11

Monopolization

Alcoa, Spectrum Sports

5:1-25

SA 2

Slides

W, 1/31

12

Individual Refusals to Deal; Predation

Aspen, Brooke Group, AMR

5:25-40, 96-122,

CA 3

Slides

Th, 2/1

13

Tying

Jefferson Parish, Kodak

5:133-173

SA 2

Slides

M, 2/5

14

Bundled Discounts

LePage’s, Cascade Health

5:R177-188; S188-89; R189-197

CA 2

Slides

W, 2/7

15

M&A: Mergers

2010 Guidelines

6:R15-37; S38-43; R43-46

CA7, CA 7a

Slides

Th, 2/8

16

M&A: Recent Cases

Staples I, Staples II

Supp:R5-16; 6:R112-127

Slides

M, 2/12

17

M&A: Vertical Mergers

Comcast

6:R162-89

Slides

W, 2/14

18

Cont.

AT&T-Time Warner

Supp:RComplaint, Answer (pages 1-6)

 

Slides

Th, 2/15

19

Global Economy: Extraterritorial Application of the Sherman Act

Minn-Chem, Motorola Mobility

7:R7-8, 11-21, 23-36

FTAIA

Slides

M, 2/19

20

Institutional Framework: Antitrust Injury and Remedies

Brunswick, Utilicorp United

10:R34-39, 49-58

 

Slides

W, 2/21

21

IPT&P: Patents

Image Technical Services, Actavis

8:R11-20, 26-35

 

Slides

Th, 2/22

22

IPT&P: Standard Setting

Broadcom, Rambus

8:R45-62

 

Slides

M, 2/26

23

IPT&P: Payment Systems

Amex

8:R82-107

Slides

W, 2/28

24

IPT&P: Microsoft

Microsoft III

8:R112-141

Slides

Th, 3/1

25

IPT&P: Google

Google

8:R145-151, Suppxx-xx

 

Slides

M, 3/5

26

Review

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