Complementary and Network Relationships

Christina Bohannan and Herbert Hovenkamp

in Creation without Restraint

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199738830
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932702 | DOI:
Complementary and Network Relationships

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This chapter examines some of the theories and doctrine that are used in both antitrust and IP law to characterize tying and quasi-tying practices in markets that are subject to substantial product complementarity or networking. The most important issues concern price discrimination, foreclosure and leverage, countervailing power and bilateral monopoly, and double markups.

Keywords: antitrust law; intellectual property law; tying; quasi-tying; price discrimination; foreclosure; leverage; countervailing power; bilateral monopoly; double markups

Chapter.  8604 words. 

Subjects: Competition Law

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