August 21, 2020

#74 Will the Past Repeat Itself? Understanding the Implications of the Government's Case Against IBM

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U.S. antitrust dealing with tech ranges from early government cases involving punch cards to the current government probe into various platforms. But while the tech evolves, has the antitrust concern with monopolization by big tech changed? Prof. Randy Picker, a leading scholar studying antitrust and tech, joins Anora Wang and John Roberti to discuss the once epic, 13-year-long, U.S. antitrust case against IBM, and whether antitrust actions could have impacted the tech landscape for decades to come. Listen to this episode if you wonder whether the antitrust past will repeat itself in the tech world.


Randal C. Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law,
University of Chicago Law School

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United States' Memorandum On The 1969 Case,

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John Roberti, Allen & Overy LLP and Anora Wang, Winston & Strawn LLP