601:662. ANTITRUST (3) WI (depending on professor)
Previous study of economics is not a prerequisite.
Topics covered include horizontal restraints (price fixing, conspiracy, data dissemination, concerted refusals to deal); monopolization, attempts to monopolize, and oligopoly; problems concerning the relationship of antitrust to patent law; vertical restraints (restricted distribution, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing); mergers (horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate); selected Robinson-Patman Act problems; remedies and enforcement. Throughout the semester, each student will select a public company and work on and complete an Antitrust Corporate Compliance Manual to demonstrate mastery of the principles learned in this class.