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    Distinguishing Product Innovation from Predation: An Examination of U.S. and EU Antitrust Laws

    12 PM EST

    Technological innovation, such as product improvements, can play an important role in promoting economic growth, lowering costs, and creating jobs.  But how should antitrust law evaluate a design change to a product that does not appear to be a genuine improvement and may harm rivals or diminish competition between the original product and competitors?  What if the design change is an improvement, but a claim is made that the harm to competition outweighs the benefits?  What is the proper standard for condemning anticompetitive "innovation"?  What evidence is most probative?  Are regulators and courts properly equipped to analyze product design?  This panel will tackle these questions from the perspectives of U.S. and European antitrust laws.

    Moderator: 

    * Michael J. Lawrence, Google Inc.

    Speakers:

    * Susan Creighton, Wilson Sonsini (DC)
    * Richard Gilbert, UC Berkeley
    * Marleen Van Kerckhove, Arnold & Porter (Brussels)

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    Distinguishing Product Innovation from Predation: An Examination of U.S. and EU Antitrust Laws

    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Nov 18, 2015

    2015-11-18T12:00:00-05:00 2015-11-18T13:15:00-05:00 Distinguishing Product Innovation from Predation: An Examination of U.S. and EU Antitrust Laws

    Technological innovation, such as product improvements, can play an important role in promoting economic growth, lowering costs, and creating jobs.  But how should antitrust law evaluate a design change to a product that does not appear to be a genuine improvement and may harm rivals or diminish competition between the original product and competitors?  What if the design change is an improvement, but a claim is made that the harm to competition outweighs the benefits?  What is the proper standard for condemning anticompetitive "innovation"?  What evidence is most probative?  Are regulators and courts properly equipped to analyze product design?  This panel will tackle these questions from the perspectives of U.S. and European antitrust laws.

    Moderator: 

    * Michael J. Lawrence, Google Inc.

    Speakers:

    * Susan Creighton, Wilson Sonsini (DC)
    * Richard Gilbert, UC Berkeley
    * Marleen Van Kerckhove, Arnold & Porter (Brussels)

    For this and all upcoming events visit https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/ABAEventsCalendar.aspx

    FREE:  Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students
    $25 Other Non-Members

    Explore Section benefits or call 1-800-285-2221 to join. Code RAT14IP25.   For this and all upcoming events visit http://AmBar.org/ATEvents.
     
    CLE
    The ABA is not seeking CLE credit for this program.

    Audio Archive
    Provided all releases are obtained, MP3 recordings of this program will be available to Section members on the Committee Program Audio page.

     

     

     

     


     


     

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