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

13 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2012  

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

Notre Dame Law School

Shubha Ghosh

Syracuse University College of Law

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Dan L. Burk

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Daniel R. Cahoy

Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration

Michael A. Carrier

Rutgers Law School

Jorge L. Contreras

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

Joseph Scott Miller

University of Georgia School of Law

Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger 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; Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Katherine J. Strandburg

New York University School of Law

Esther van Zimmeren

University of Leuven

Christal A. Sheppard

University of Nebraska - College of Law

Date Written: July 9, 2012

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2102865

Colleen V. Chien (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
408-554-4534 (Phone)
408-554-4426 (Fax)

Richard J. Gilbert

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )

549 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
United States

Carl Shapiro

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business ( email )

545 Student Services Building, #1900
2220 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
510-642-5905 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu

Thomas F. Cotter

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
612-624-7527 (Phone)

Stefania Fusco

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

1100 Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States
(312) 961-2955 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://law.nd.edu/directory/stefania-fusco/

Shubha Ghosh

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

900 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
408-554-4369 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ericgoldman.org

Dan L. Burk

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

4500 Berkeley Place
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States
949-824-9325 (Phone)

Daniel R. Cahoy

Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration ( email )

310 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States
814-865-6205 (Phone)
814-865-6284 (Fax)

Michael A. Carrier

Rutgers Law School ( email )

217 North Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
856-225-6380 (Phone)
856-225-6516 (Fax)

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Joseph Scott Miller

University of Georgia School of Law ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States
706-542-5191 (Phone)
706-542-5556 (Fax)

Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/law/academics/faculty/Facultyprofiles/MichaelRisch.html

Jason Schultz

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

Ted M. Sichelman

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States
(619) 260-7512 (Phone)
(619) 260-2748 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.sandiego.edu/law/faculty/profiles/bio.php?ID=795

Arti Kaur Rai

Duke University School of Law ( email )

210 Science Drive
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708
United States

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative ( email )

215 Morris St., Suite 300
Durham, NC 27701
United States

Katherine J. Strandburg

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

Esther Van Zimmeren

University of Leuven ( email )

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

Christal A. Sheppard

University of Nebraska - College of Law ( email )

103 McCollum Hall
P.O. Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
United States
4024721250 (Phone)
4024725185 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://law.unl.edu/facstaff/faculty/resident/csheppard.shtml

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