Introduction: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries

Introduction: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
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0889-938X
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1573-7160
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10.1007/s11151-011-9293-9
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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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Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: May 12, 2011

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