U.S. v. Microsoft, 10 Years Later: Who Won, Who Lost, and Did It Matter?

The San Francisco Lawyers Chapter
Start : Monday, May 09, 2011 05:45 PM
End : Monday, May 09, 2011 07:30 PM

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Bingham McCutchen
3 Embarcadero Center, 27th Floor
San Francisco

Featured Speakers:
Douglas H. Ginsburg
Charles F. "Rick" Rule



  • Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (sat on appellate panel for Microsoft antitrust cases)
  • Rick Rule, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (represented Microsoft in settlement with US DOJ)
  • Phil Malone, Harvard Law School

Ten years ago, Microsoft dominated the personal computer market with its ever-expanding operating system.  Today, Microsoft is still a formidable company but has re-invigorated rivals (Apple) and unforeseen ones (Google, Facebook).  

Did the antitrust enforcement action by the Department of Justice and the resultant settlement make any difference to the way technology evolved?  Did the consent decree have its intended results?  Our panelists will discuss these questions as well as the effectiveness of antitrust remedies in the rapidly-changing world of computer and communication technology.

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There is no charge for this event.  1.0 hours of MCLE credit is available.