Lecture: The Rule of Reason in the Post-Actavis World

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 7:59 pm by Michael A. Carrier

Though known more as U.S. President and Supreme Court Chief Justice, William Howard Taft played an important role in the development of antitrust law. As Sixth Circuit judge, his ruling in the Addyston Pipe case can be linked to modern antitrust law, including the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in FTC v. Actavis on drug patent settlements. This essay draws lessons from Addyston Pipe for these settlements, explains how courts today apply the Rule of Reason, and explores the analysis of settlements after Actavis.

© Michael A. Carrier

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Michael A. Carrier is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School.