My Publications & Presentations


Co-editor, ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW, “Competition as Public Policy” (2010).

“Tumultuous Times: The Escalating U.S. Debate on the Role of Antitrust in Standard Setting,” presented at the 2008 Annual Conference of the International Bar Association, Buenos Aires, and published in Competition Law International, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 29-38 (Feb. 2009), available at

“Lessons from Trinko for a Consolidating Telecom Industry,” Paper published by the 16th Annual Communications and Competition Law Conference, International Bar Ass’n, Madrid, May 24, 2005, available at

“What United States v. Oracle Says about High-Tech Merger Review,” Competition & Antitrust Guide 2005, A Corporate Finance Supplement (co-written with Scott Sher), London, England, May 2005, available at

“IP Issues in the Antitrust Treatment of Mergers,” paper published for the Berkeley Conference on Antitrust in the Technology Economy, University of California at Berkeley, June 9, 2005, available at

“If at First You Succeed . . . Counseling for the Close of a Merger Between Competitors,” Merger and Acquisitions Newsletter, Vol. IV., No. 1, Fall 2003, co-written with Scott Sher, available at

“The Soul of a Modern Antitrust Lawyer,” Inside the Minds: The Art & Science of Antitrust Law, pp. 39-78, Aspatore Books (2003), available at

“Report of International Round Table on Antitrust and Intellectual Property in Standard Setting,” BNA World Licensing Law Report, August 2002, available at

“Changing U.S. View of Joint Ventures,” International Business Lawyer, Vol. 26, No. 3, March 1998, available at


February 12, 2014, “Antitrust for Startups: Not an Oxymoron,” Plug and Play Tech Center, startup incubator and accelerator, Silicon Valley, CA.  Antitrust for Startups.PlugandPlay_2.12.2014

March 13, 2013, “Nine Licensing No-No’s,” Webinar by Licensing Executives Society with Howard Ulmann & Robert Freitas.

June 2, 2011, “Antitust News, Reviews and Clues for Meetings with Competitors,” Registrar Summit, Scottsdale, AZ.

June 14, 2010, “Antitrust for Startups,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Palo Alto, CA.

May 25, 2010, “Antitrust Update,”, San Francisco, CA.

May 12, 2010, “Antitrust Update for Public Companies,” Sybase, Inc., Dublin, CA.

March 25-26, 2010, Co-chair, “Antitrust 2010 Conference,” Los Angeles. Opening remarks, moderator for panels on IP/Antitrust issues and Dominant Firms.

June 3-6, 2009, “Avoiding the ‘Big Cs’ in Meetings with Competitors: From Cartels to Comparisons,” The GoDaddy Registrar Summit, Phoenix.

January 22, 2009, “The Federal Trade Commissioner’s Lonely Campaign,” Client MCLE Day presentation, San Francisco.

November 25, 2008, “What the DOJ Single Firm Conduct Report Didn’t Say: FTC Enforcement in Patent Settlements and Standard Setting,” Strafford Teleseminar program on Single Firm Conduct and New Department of Justice Report, with Jan McDavid of Hogan & Hartson, et al.

November 11, 2008, “The Federal Trade Commission’s Assault on IP: Regulatory ‘Patent Reform?'” Santa Clara University Intellectual Property Association, High Tech Tuesday series.

October 12-17, 2008, “Tumultuous Times: The Escalating U.S. Debate on the Role of Antitrust in Standard Setting,” International Bar Association Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires. Antitrust and Trade Law Session Committee, panel on “Unilateral Conduct: Abuse of Dominance: the Center of Controversies.”

August 1, 2008, Antitrust Briefing at WSGR to visiting delegation of Korean lawyers and academics, sponsored by Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

June 5-6, 2008, “Avoiding the ‘Big C’s’ in Meetings with Competitors: From Cartels to Comparisons,” GoDaddy Registrar Summit in Phoenix, Arizona

May 7, 2008, “Antitrust/IP issues in Europe,” Seminar with Allen & Overy at WSGR.

April 15, 2008, “Antitrust & IP: Developments in Standard Setting and Patent Reform,” Palo Alto Bar Association, panel at WSGR with FTC’s Jeffrey Schmidt, Art Burke of Davis Polk.

December 4, 2007, ” Select Antitrust Issues for Technology Companies,” Silicon Valley General Counsel Association All Hands Meeting, Santa Clara Convention Center.

November 28, 2007, Client antitrust briefing at Network Appliance.

September 18, 2007, ” eBay: Progeny & Implications,” Santa Clara University Intellectual Property Association, High Tech Tuesday series.

June 8, 2007, “What’s Brewing at the Agencies and in the Courts,” Client antitrust briefing at Juniper Networks.

May 10, 2007, “Some U.S. Antitrust Principles in the Acquisition and Use of Intellectual Property,” presented to delegation from the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Chinese National People’s Congress, hosted by Intel and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

January 30, 2007, Client antitrust briefing, Network Appliance.

January 18, 2007, “Antitrust 2007: What’s Brewing at the Agencies and in the Courts,” WSGR Client MCLE Day, San Francisco and Palo Alto.