Michael A. Carrier

Michael A. Carrier is Distinguished Professor at Rutgers Law School, where he specializes in antitrust and IP law. He is co-author of the leading IP/antitrust treatise, IP and Antitrust Law: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles Applied to Intellectual Property Law, and the author of Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law. He has written more than 130 book chapters and articles in leading law reviews, has been quoted more than 2000 times in the media, and has been cited in courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Carrier has testified before the FDA, FTC, National Academies, Senate Judiciary Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and House Energy & Commerce Committee; was a policy volunteer for the 2020 Biden-Harris campaign; and served on the 2016 ABA Antitrust Section’s Presidential Transition Task Force.

Why the FTC Should Consider Size in Drug Mergers

Large pharmaceutical firms retain their dominance through size-related advantages in three areas: contracting, marketing and selling, and financing. When reviewing pharmaceutical mergers,...

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Are Monopolists or Cartels the True Source of Anticompetitive US Political Power?

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