Implications of EU Regulators' Decision in Microsoft

Understanding the Significant Impact on Antitrust and IP Practices

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, October 11, 2007

Program Materials

Description

On September 17, the European Court of First Instance rendered its groundbreaking judgment in the Microsoft case. The decision may significantly impact companies' licensing and commercialization policies in Europe and worldwide.

The ruling may also influence the European Commission's activist antitrust enforcement in the technology sector and in other sectors.

This teleconference will discuss the Microsoft case and its likely impact, and other important EU antitrust enforcement initiatives.

The panel will examine the EU's reasoning and policy as well as the economic rationale behind these actions. They will also consider how U.S. regulators may view the actions and analyze the impact on companies and their options for managing these developments in view of the potentially differing worldwide views.

Please join Strafford Publications, Cooley Godward Kronish, and Clifford Chance for an engaging discussion on one of the most groundbreaking antitrust decisions ever rendered.

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Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • Key EU regulators on antitrust rules applying principles from the Microsoft matter, as well as current EU policy on pricing, standards setting and other market conduct
  • US and EU legal and economic experts on the US and European treatment of single firm market conduct
  • In house counsel and practitioners on how to manage these issues from a practical perspective

Faculty

Per Hellstroem
Per Hellstroem
Head of Unit
DG Competition, European Commission
Nick Banasevic
Nick Banasevic
Deputy Head of Unit
DG Competition, European Commission
Mike Knight
Mike Knight
Partner
Cooley Godward Kronish
Dieter Paemen
Dieter Paemen
Counsel
Clifford Chance
Thomas Vinje
Thomas Vinje
Partner
Clifford Chance
Carl Shapiro
Carl Shapiro
Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy
UC Berkeley
Craig Waldman
Craig Waldman
Partner
Cooley Godward Kronish
Karen Cottle
Karen Cottle
General Counsel
Adobe Systems