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Erik Hovenkamp

Erik Hovenkamp

Assistant Professsor of Law

Telephone: (213) 821-0513
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 421
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Last Updated: June 17, 2020




Erik Hovenkamp’s research focuses on antitrust and competition policy, patents and innovation policy, law and economics, and industrial organization. His work is cited in federal court opinions and has been published in a range of law and economics journals, including The University of Chicago Law Review, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Corporation Law, International Review of Law and Economics, and Minnesota Law Review, among others.

Hovenkamp earned a PhD in economics and a JD, both from Northwestern University. In 2017, he joined Harvard Law School as a postdoctoral fellow in the Project on the Foundations of Private Law and Yale Law School as a visiting fellow in the Information Society Project. In 2018 he was a visiting lecturer at Boston University School of Law.

Works in Progress

  • "Proportional Restraints in Horizontal Patent Settlements" (with Jorge Lemus)  - (SSRN)
  • "Online Appendix: Proportional Restraints in Horizontal Patent Settlements"  - (SSRN)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Startup Acquisitions, Error Costs, and Antitrust Policy,” (with Kevin Bryan) University of Chicago Law Review (forthcoming 2020).  - (SSRN)
  • “Antitrust Limits on Startup Acquisitions,” (with Kevin Bryan) Review of Industrial Organization, (forthcoming 2020).  - (SSRN)
  • Demystifying Patent Holdup, (with Thomas F. Cotter & Norman Siebrasse) 76 Washington & Lee Law Review, (forthcoming 2020).  - (SSRN)
  • "FTC v. Qualcomm, Antitrust and Intellectual Property," The Regulatory Review (July 11, 2019). - (www)
  • "Platform Antitrust," Journal Of Corporation Law (forthcoming, 2019)  - (SSRN)
  • "Antitrust Law and Patent Settlement Design,"  32 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 417 (2019). - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "Vertical Mergers and the MFN Thicket in Television," (with Neel Sukhatme) Antitrust Chronicle (August 17, 2018).   - (SSRN) - (www)
  • "Delayed Entry Settlements at the Patent Office," (with Jorge Lemus) 54 International Review of Law and Economics 30 (2018).    - (SSRN) - (www)
  • "Competition, Inalienability, and the Economic Analysis of Patent Law," 21 Stanford Technology Law Review 33 (2018)  - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "Tying, Exclusivity, and Standard-Essential Patents," 19 Columbia Science and Technology Law Review 79 (2018).    - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "Buying Monopoly: Antitrust Limits on Damages for Externally Acquired Patents," (with Herbert Hovenkamp) 25 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 39 (2018).    - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "How Patent Damages Skew Licensing Markets," (with Jonathan Masur) 36 Review of Litigation 379 (2017). - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "Patent Pools and Related Technology Sharing," (with Herbert Hovenkamp) in Cambridge Handbook On Antitrust and Intellectual Property (Daniel Sokol & Roger Blair, eds.) (2017).     - (SSRN)
  • "Challenge Restraints and the Scope of the Patent," Antitrust Chronicle (December 14 2016).    - (SSRN) - (www)
  • "Anticompetitive Patent Injunctions," (with Tom Cotter) 100 Minnesota Law Review 871 (2016).   - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "Tying Arrangements," (with Herbert Hovenkamp) in Oxford Handbook of International Competition Policy, (Daniel Sokol & Roger Blair, eds.) (2014).    - (SSRN)
  • "Tying Arrangements and Antitrust Harm," (with Herbert Hovenkamp) 52 Arizona Law Review 925 (2010) .   - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "Complex Bundled Discounts and Antitrust Policy," (with Herbert Hovenkamp) 57 Buffalo Law Review 1227 (2009).  - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "The Viability of Antitrust Price Squeeze Claims," (with Herbert Hovenkamp) 51 Arizona Law Review 273 (2009).
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  • "Exclusionary Bundled Discounts and the Antitrust Modernization Commission," (with Herbert Hovenkamp)  53 Antitrust Bulletin 517 (2008). - (SSRN) - (Hein)

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New Yorker
September 21, 2020
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was quoted in the New Yorker about the legal challenges likely to follow the 2020 presidential election. “You will still see many claims that absentee ballots have been wrongly rejected, and those will lead to court cases," Tolson said. "The fact that we are generating lots of voting by mail will generate a lot of litigation.”

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