63rd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

63rd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

From April 15, 2015 to April 17, 2015
Washington, DC

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of competition and consumer protection professionals. Six CRA consultants and academic affiliates will be presenting during the conference. 

Fiona Scott Morton is a panelist on “A Two-Sided Story: Antitrust in Two-Sided Markets.” The panelists will explore the workings of two-sided markets in multiple industries as recent antitrust litigation highlights this issue. 

Kai-Uwe Kü​hn and Steven Salop are panelists on the topic entitled, “Chair’s Showcase: Rethinking Antitrust Economics for the 21st Century.” Their session reexamines what the goals of antitrust enforcement should be for the 21st Century – consumer welfare, total welfare, or consumer choice. 

Elizabeth Wang is a panelist on the topic entitled, “Antitrust and IP in China: Quo Vadis?” Chinese courts and regulators have been active in the IP space, including by bringing a number of investigations against Qualcomm, InterDigital, Microsoft, and others, and issuing a number of measures related to standard setting and patent-assertion entity activities. Panelists will discuss these and related issues. 

Carl Shapiro is a panelist on “Hot Topics,” where they will be discussing recent trends in antitrust. 

Anne Layne-Farrar is a panelist on "The Future of Patent Privateering." The session discusses whether patent privateering is an antitrust problem and what strategies companies are employing to deal with privateers. 

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