Course Details

Competition Regulation: Antitrust and Intellectual Property

This class aims to familiarize students with two important regulatory structures that inform how technology companies compete: the antitrust laws and the intellectual property laws. The class will discuss the consistencies and inconsistencies in how these two overlapping legal systems approach the common goals of promoting economic growth and consumer welfare, and it will explore, using examples pulled from the headlines, the challenges technology companies face in navigating these systems. The course will end with a discussion of how technology companies compete for talent with unique equity compensation structures and the issues these structures raise for both employees and employers. The primary objective is to introduce participants to complex and interesting areas of law that are central to competition in Silicon Valley. The course will address these issues from the perspective of technology company executives, but it will also be relevant to students planning to serve as outside lawyers or advisors.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 781
Additional Course Information: Not a lottery course


Course History

Spring 2020
Title: Competition Regulation: Antitrust and Intellectual Property
Faculty: Wagner, Dana Russell
Section: SF     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 20     Actual: 10