Michael A. Carrier
Law Office: 629
Michael Carrier is a leading authority in antitrust, copyright, patent, and innovation law. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including the American Lawyer, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, CNBC.com, CNNMoney, Forbes, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Nature, NBCnews.com, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
His book Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press and was released in paperback in 2011. Carrier is also the editor of the volume, Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law: Competition (Edward Elgar Publishing 2011), and has published (or has forthcoming) more than 45 book chapters and law review articles in journals including the Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Wisconsin Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Florida Law Review, and Yale Law Journal Pocket Part.
Professor Carrier’s scholarship was cited in a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in a case addressing the standards for patentable subject matter. It has also been cited by the D.C. Circuit and other courts, and in congressional hearings, government officials’ speeches, and congressional and government agency reports. Carrier is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Antitrust Institute; is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Economic Regulation section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS); and has filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and Federal, Second, and Third Circuits.
Professor Carrier is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and a cum laude graduate of Michigan Law School, where he was Book Review Editor of the law review. Before entering academia, he clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and litigated antitrust, civil, intellectual property, and sports cases at Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C.
Books and book chapters
Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law, Oxford, available for purchase here
* Blog symposium on the book available here
Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law: Competition, Edward Elgar Publishing (editor, 2011), available here
Antitrust and Climate Change, in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change (Josh Sarnoff editor, Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2013)
Antitrust Treatment of Intellectual Property Rights, in Research Handbook on Comparative Competition Law (Arlen Duke et al eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2013)
Limiting Copyright Through Property (Helena Howe editor, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013)
The Recess Appointments Clause, entry in The Heritage Guide to the Constitution (2nd ed. forthcoming 2013)
Competition Law and Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry, in International Research Handbook on Competition Law (Ariel Ezrachi editor, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012)
Standard-Setting Analysis Under U.S. Law, in Intellectual Property and Competition Law: New Frontiers (Ariel Ezrachi and Steve Anderman eds., Oxford University Press 2010)
The Propertization of Copyright, chapter in Intellectual Property and Information Wealth (Praeger, 2006)
The Recess Appointments Clause, entry in The Heritage Guide to the Constitution (2005) (solicited)
Increasing Innovation Through Copyright Common Sense and Better Government Policy, 61 Emory Law Journal __ (forthcoming 2013) (symposium)
Google and Antitrust: Five Approaches to an Evolving Issue, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology Digest __ (forthcoming 2013)
Roundtable on Reverse-Payment Settlements, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust Health Care Chronicle __ (forthcoming 2013)
Patent Assertion Entities: Six Actions the Antitrust Agencies Can Take, Competition Policy International: Antitrust Chronicle (Vol. 1 No. 2, 2013), available here
SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, TPP: An Alphabet Soup of Innovation-Stifling Copyright Legislation and Agreements, 11 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 21 (2013) (symposium), available here
Copyright and Innovation: The Untold Story, 2012 Wisconsin Law Review 891, available here
Citizen Petitions: An Empirical Study (with D. Wander), 34 Cardozo Law Review 249 (2012), available here
Why the “Scope of the Patent” Test Cannot Solve the Drug Settlement Problem, 16 Stanford Technology Law Review 1 (2012), available here
A Roadmap to the Smartphone Patent Wars and FRAND Licensing, Competition Policy International: Antitrust Chronicle (Vol. 4 No. 2, 2012) (solicited), available here
Review of Creation without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation, Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog (2012), available here
A Tort-Based Causation Framework for Antitrust Analysis, 77 Antitrust Law Journal 991 (2011) (symposium), available here.
Post-Grant Opposition: A Proposal and a Comparison to the America Invents Act, 45 U.C. Davis Law Review 103 (2011), available here.
An Antitrust Framework for Climate Change, 9 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 513 (2011), available here.
Provigil: A Case Study of Anticompetitive Behavior, 3 Hastings Science Technology & Law Journal 441 (2011) (symposium), available here.
2025: Reverse-Payment Settlements Unleashed, 2 Competition Policy International Antitrust Journal (2010) (symposium)
A Real-World Analysis of Pharmaceutical Settlements: The Missing Dimension of Product-Hopping, 62 Florida Law Review 1009 (2010), available here.
Unsettling Drug Patent Settlements: A Framework for Presumptive Illegality, 108 Michigan Law Review 37 (2009), available here.