Rev Ind Organ (2011) 38:311–317 DOI 10.1007/s11151-011-9293-9 Introduction: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries Thomas M. Lenard Published online: 12 May 2011 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2011 The papers in this issue were presented at the Technology Policy Institute’s confer- ence, “Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries,” which took place on October 22, 2010 in Washington DC. The potential importance of antitrust to the technology sectors of the economy, and by extension to the entire economy, was highlighted in the ﬁrst major speech given by the current head of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, Christine Varney, shortly after taking ofﬁce: Americans are relying on high-tech solutions in the home and the workplace and enjoying the fruits of innovation in those markets that have been spurred on by competition between rival ﬁrms. We thus plan to devote attention to under- standing the unique competition-related issues posed by these markets. In the past, the Antitrust Division was a leader in its enforcement efforts in technology industries, and I believe we will take this mantle again. In so doing, I am cogni- zant that we must ﬁnd the right balance to ensure that when intellectual
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