AUTHOR NEWS! Justice Department Honors Herbert Hovenkamp with Sherman Award - On July 29, 2008, the USDOJ Antitrust Division presented Professor Herbert Hovenkamp with the prestigious John Sherman Award for his lifetime contributions to the teaching and enforcement of antitrust law and the development of antitrust policy . This annual award is given for outstanding contributions to the field of antitrust law, the protection of American consumers, and the preservation of economic liberty. Hovenkamp's publications include some 70 articles, approximately 50 essays and book reviews, and a dozen books. He is the senior surviving author of Antitrust Law (formerly with Phillip Areeda & Donald Turner), which currently spans 20 volumes, and with Mark Janis and Mark Lemley, author of IP and Antitrust Law. IP and Antitrust is a 2-volume reference that focuses on the intersection of the areas of IP and antitrust. While intellectual property licensing arrangements are typically pro-competitive, antitrust concerns may nonetheless arise. Licensing arrangements raise concerns under the antitrust laws if they are likely to adversely affect the prices, quantities, qualities or varieties of goods and services -- either currently or potentially available. The Justice Department's rekindled interest in intellectual property licensing arrangements now requires that companies factor antitrust considerations into the drafting and review of intellectual property licensing arrangements. Thus, licensing agreements involving intellectual property must now be drafted with two considerations in mind: maximizing the commercial value of intellectual property rights, and minimizing antitrust risks IP and Antitrust is the first comprehensive resource that fully examines intellectual property from an antitrust perspective, to help you steer clear of unexpected problems. It provides a sophisticated discussion of intellectual property law not currently available in the antitrust treatises on the market today, including Areeda and Hovenkamp's Antitrust Law treatise.
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