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RAND Patents and Exclusion Orders: Submission of 19 Economics and Law Professors to the International Trade Commission


Colleen V. Chien


Santa Clara University - School of Law

Richard Gilbert


University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics

Carl Shapiro


University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Thomas F. Cotter


University of Minnesota Law School

Stefania Fusco


Stanford Law School; DePaul University College of Law

Shubha Ghosh


University of Wisconsin Law School

Eric Goldman


Santa Clara University - School of Law

Dan L. Burk


University of California, Irvine School of Law

Daniel R. Cahoy


Smeal College of Business

Michael A. Carrier


Rutgers University School of Law - Camden

Jorge L. Contreras


University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Joseph Scott Miller


University of Georgia Law School

Michael Risch


Villanova University School of Law

Jason Schultz


New York University School of Law

Ted M. Sichelman


University of San Diego School of Law

Arti K. Rai


Duke University School of Law

Katherine J. Strandburg


New York University School of Law

Esther Van Zimmeren


University of Leuven

Christal A. Sheppard


University of Nebraska - College of Law

July 9, 2012

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-12
UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2102865

Abstract:     
In this comment to ITC Investigation 337-TA-745 (Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Motorola v. Apple) we, as teachers and scholars of economics, antitrust and intellectual property, remedies, administrative, and international intellectual property law, former Department of Justice lawyers and chief economists, a former executive official at the Patent and Trademark Office, a former counsel at the ITC Office of the General Counsel, and a former Member of the President’s Council of Economic Adviser take the position that ITC exclusion orders generally should not be granted under § 1337(d)(1) on the basis of patents subject to obligations to license on “reasonable and non-discriminatory” (RAND) terms. Doing so would undermine the significant pro-competitive and pro-consumer benefits that RAND promises produce and the investments they enable. A possible exception may arise if district court jurisdiction is lacking, the patent is valid and infringed, and the public interest favors issuing an exclusion order. We explain our position in the comment.

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Chien, Colleen V. and Gilbert, Richard and Shapiro, Carl and Cotter, Thomas F. and Fusco, Stefania and Ghosh, Shubha and Goldman, Eric and Burk, Dan L. and Cahoy, Daniel R. and Carrier, Michael A. and Contreras, Jorge L. and Miller, Joseph Scott and Risch, Michael and Schultz, Jason and Sichelman, Ted M. and Rai, Arti K. and Strandburg, Katherine J. and van Zimmeren, Esther and Sheppard, Christal A., RAND Patents and Exclusion Orders: Submission of 19 Economics and Law Professors to the International Trade Commission (July 9, 2012). Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-12; UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2102865. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2102865

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Colleen V. Chien (Contact Author)
Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )
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Richard J. Gilbert
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Thomas F. Cotter
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Stefania Fusco
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DePaul University College of Law ( email )
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Shubha Ghosh
University of Wisconsin Law School ( email )
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Eric Goldman
Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )
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Dan L. Burk
University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )
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Daniel R. Cahoy
Smeal College of Business ( email )
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Michael A. Carrier
Rutgers University School of Law - Camden ( email )
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Jorge L. Contreras
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )
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Joseph Scott Miller
University of Georgia Law School ( email )
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Michael Risch
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New York University School of Law ( email )
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Ted M. Sichelman
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Arti Kaur Rai
Duke University School of Law ( email )
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Katherine J. Strandburg
New York University School of Law ( email )
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Esther Van Zimmeren
University of Leuven ( email )
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Belgium
Christal A. Sheppard
University of Nebraska - College of Law ( email )
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