[Antitrust (Tue.)] 12/6 False Advertising

Mandatory:

Additional:

  • FTC Advertising FAQ’s: A Guide for Small Business (PDF version).
  • Thomas W. Edman, Note, Lies, Damn Lies, and Misleading Advertising: The Role of Consumer Surveys in the Wake of Mead Johnson v. Abbott Labs, 43 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 417 (2001).
  • Mead Johnson & Co. v. Abbott Laboratories, 201 F.3d 883 (7th Cir. 2000), opinion amended on denial of reh’g, 209 F.3d 1032 (7th Cir. 2000).
  • Avis Rent a Car Sys., Inc. v. Hertz Corp., 782 F.2d 381 (2d Cir. 1986).

[Antitrust (Tue.)] 11/1-15 Vertical Restraints

Mandatory:

  • Leegin Creative Leather Products v. PSKS, 551 U.S. 877 (2007).
  • (TBA)

Additional:

  • Continental T. V., Inc. v. GTE Sylvania Inc., 433 U.S. 36 (1977) .
  • Eastman Kodak Co. v. Image Technical Services, 504 U.S. 451 (1992).
  • LePage’s Inc. v. 3M, 324 F.3d 141 (3d Cir. 2003).
  • Dr. Miles Medical Co. v. John D. Park & Sons Co., 220 U. S. 373 (1911).
  • State Oil v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997).
  • Albrecht v. Herald Co., 390 U.S. 145 (1968).
  • Jefferson Parish Hosp. Dist. v. Hyde, 466 U.S. 2 (1984).
  • Kodak II, 125 F.3d 1195 (9th Cir. 1997).
  • Xerox, 203 F3d 1322 (Fed Cir 2000).
  • Microsoft 2001, 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001).
  • Robert H. Bork, Resale Price Maintenance and Consumer Welfare, 77 Yale L. J. 950 (1968).
  • Michelle M. Burtis & Bruce H. Kobayashi, Why an Original Can be Better Than a Copy: Intellectual Property, the Antitrust Refusal to Deal, and ISO Antitrust Litigation,  9 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 143 (2001) (the Westlaw ver. omitted tables, so you may want to try SSRN instead).
  • Constance E. Bagley & Gavin Clarkson, Adverse Possession for Intellectual Property: Adapting an Ancient Concept to Resolve Conflicts Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property Laws in the Information Age, 16 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 327 (2003).
  • Benjamin Klein, Competitive Resale Price Maintenance in the Absence of Free Riding, 76 Antitrust L.J. 431 (2009).
  • John Simpson & Abraham L. Wickelgren, Discounts, Leverage Theory, and Downstream Competition, 9 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 370 (2007).
  • Alan J. Meese, Antitrust Balancing in a (Near) Coasean World: The Case of Franchise Tying Contracts, 95 Mich. L. Rev. 111 (1996).
  • Louis Kaplow, Extension of Monopoly Power Through Leverage, 85 Colum. L. Rev. 515 (1985).

[lrtw] 10/19 Westlaw & Bluebook II

Westlaw Exercises:

  • Warren & Brandeis, The Right to Privacy, 4 Harv. L. Rev. 193 (1890).
  • Articles by Justice Ginsburg.
  • Articles citing Richard Posner’s “The Economics of Justice.”
  • Most cited article by Bill Simon last year.
  • Articles published by Yale Law School in the last 30 days.
  • Kagan 大法官主筆的判決。
  • Sotomayor 大法官發表不同意見之判決。
  • 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(3) (2000).
  • Sherman Act, as amended.
  • Pub. L. No. 112-39.
  • 愛國者法。
  • FTC 主管之法律。
  • 有關 Obama 政府金融改革的文章。

[Antitrust (Tue.)] 10/18-25 Horizontal Restraints

Mandatory reading:

  • Polygram Holding v. FTC, 416 F.3d 29 (D.C. Cir., 2005).
  • Fashion Originators’ Guild of America v. FTC, 312 U.S. 457 (1941).

Additional reading:

  • Robert Bork, The Rule of Reason and the Per Se Concept: Price Fixing and Market Division, 74 Yale L.J. 775 (1965) and 75 Yale L.J. 373 (1966).
  • Kenneth L. Glazer, Concerted Refusals to Deal Under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 70 Antitrust L.J. 1 (2002).
  • Gary Minda, The Law and Metaphor of Boycott, 41 Buff. L. Rev. 807 (1993).
  • Thomas M. Jorde & David J. Teece, Rule of Reason Analysis of Horizontal Arrangements: Agreements Designed to Advance Innovation and Commercialize Technology, 61 Antitrust L.J. 579 (1993).
  • Chicago Board of Trade v. United States, 246 U.S. 231 (1918).
  • NCAA v. University of Oklahoma, 468 U.S. 85 (1984).
  • Northwest Wholesale Stationers, Inc. v. Pacific Stationery & Printing Co., 472 U.S. 284 (1985).
  • FTC v. Indiana Federation of Dentists, 476 U.S. 447 (1986).
  • California Dental Ass’n v. FTC, 526 U.S. 756 (1999).
  • American Needle v. National Football League, 130 S.Ct. 2201 (2010).

[Antitrust (Tue.)] 9/20 – 10/11 Market Definition & Monopoly Power

Mandatory reading:

Additional reading:

  • Standard Oil Co. of N.J. v. United States, 221 U.S. 1 (1911).
  • Aspen Skiing v. Aspen Highlands Skiing, 472 U. S. 585 (1985).
  • Brooke Group v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco, 509 U.S. 209 (1993).
  • 76 Antitrust L.J. xxx, Symposium: Issues at the Forefront of Monopolization and Abuse of Dominance (2010).
  • 73 Antitrust L.J. xxx, Symposium–Aspen Skiing 20 Years Later (2005).
  • Patrick Bolton, Joseph F. Brodley & Michael H. Riordan, Predatory Pricing: Strategic Theory and Legal Policy, 88 Geo. L.J. 2239 (2000).
  • Abbott B. Lipsky, Jr. & J. Gregory Sidak, Essential Facilities, 51 Stan. L. Rev. 1187 (1999).

[Antitrust (Tue.)] 6/28-29 Paper Presentations

Important notes:

  • We will meet at 10 AM, and conclude by 5 PM; lunch break after the 2nd paper.
  • You are expected to read every paper (mostly done, I hope).
  • Learn to take good control of your time; don’t try to read through your paper (we’ve read it). Highlight your main arguments when time is short, and elaborate when time permits.

Order of papers and reviewers:

Day 1
order presenter reviewer
1 2
1 幸真 伯寅
2 亦莙 俊雯 雅婷
3 瑋成 采婷 引奕
4 麒能 怡婷
Day 2
order presenter reviewer
1 2
1 俊雯 亦莙 民萱
2 引奕 若琳
3 伯寅 瑋成 幸真
4 怡婷 麒能

Time allocation:

presentation 25 min.
review(s) 10 min. each
author’s initial response 5 min.
open discussion 30 min.
author’s final response 5 min.
moderator’s time 10 min.

[Antitrust (Tue.)] 6/14 Market Interference: Trademark & Copyright Issues

Mandatory:

  • Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog, LLC, 507 F.3d 252 (4th Cir., 2007).

Additional:

  • The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006.
  • Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue, Inc., 537 U.S. 418 (2003).
  • KP Permanent Make–Up, Inc. v. Lasting Impression I, 543 U.S. 111 (2004).
  • Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition (Search in Westlaw by the citation “REST 3d UNCOM 1″, then click on the “Table of Contents” link on the left), in particular ch. 2 & 3.
  • Restatement (Second) of Torts § 768 (1979): Competition As Proper Or Improper Interference (Search in Westlaw by the citation “REST 2d TORTS 768″).
  • Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co., Inc., 514 U.S. 159 (1995).
  • Michael Grynberg, Trademark Litigation as Consumer Conflict, 83 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 60 (2008).
  • Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, 510 U.S. 569 (1994).
  • Suntrust v. Houghton Mifflin Co., 268 F.3d 1257 (11th Cir. 2001).
  • Mirage Editions, Inc. v. Albuquerque A.R.T. Co., 856 F.2d 1341 (1988).
  • Lee v. A.R.T. Company, 125 F.3d 580 (7th Cir. 1997).

[Antitrust (Tue.)] 4/12-4/26 Vertical Restraints

Mandatory:

  • Leegin Creative Leather Products v. PSKS, 551 U.S. 877 (2007).
  • Jonathan M. Jacobson, Exploring the Antitrust Modernization Commission’s Proposed Test for Bundled Pricing, 21-SUM Antitrust 23 (2007).

Additional:

  • Continental T. V., Inc. v. GTE Sylvania Inc., 433 U.S. 36 (1977) .
  • Eastman Kodak Co. v. Image Technical Services, 504 U.S. 451 (1992).
  • LePage’s Inc. v. 3M, 324 F.3d 141 (3d Cir. 2003).
  • Dr. Miles Medical Co. v. John D. Park & Sons Co., 220 U. S. 373 (1911).
  • State Oil v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997).
  • Albrecht v. Herald Co., 390 U.S. 145 (1968).
  • Jefferson Parish Hosp. Dist. v. Hyde, 466 U.S. 2 (1984).
  • Kodak II, 125 F.3d 1195 (9th Cir. 1997).
  • Xerox, 203 F3d 1322 (Fed Cir 2000).
  • Microsoft 2001, 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001).
  • Robert H. Bork, Resale Price Maintenance and Consumer Welfare, 77 Yale L. J. 950 (1968).
  • Michelle M. Burtis & Bruce H. Kobayashi, Why an Original Can be Better Than a Copy: Intellectual Property, the Antitrust Refusal to Deal, and ISO Antitrust Litigation,  9 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 143 (2001) (the Westlaw ver. omitted tables, so you may want to try SSRN instead).
  • Constance E. Bagley & Gavin Clarkson, Adverse Possession for Intellectual Property: Adapting an Ancient Concept to Resolve Conflicts Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property Laws in the Information Age, 16 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 327 (2003).
  • Benjamin Klein, Competitive Resale Price Maintenance in the Absence of Free Riding, 76 Antitrust L.J. 431 (2009).
  • John Simpson & Abraham L. Wickelgren, Discounts, Leverage Theory, and Downstream Competition, 9 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 370 (2007).
  • Alan J. Meese, Antitrust Balancing in a (Near) Coasean World: The Case of Franchise Tying Contracts, 95 Mich. L. Rev. 111 (1996).
  • Louis Kaplow, Extension of Monopoly Power Through Leverage, 85 Colum. L. Rev. 515 (1985).