About: Herbert Hovenkamp

Herbert Hovenkamp is the Ben V. & Dorothy Willie Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, where he teaches antitrust law, innovation and competition policy, intellectual property, real property, torts, and American legal history. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2008 he won the Justice Department’s John Sherman Award for his lifetime contributions to antitrust law. Hovenkamp is the author of some one dozen books and approximately 100 articles. His principal writing includes Antitrust Law: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles and theirApplication (formerly with the late Phillip E. Areeda and the late Donald F. Turner) (22 vols., Aspen, 3d ed. 2008-2012); Creation Without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation (with Christina Bohannan) (Oxford Univ. Press 2012); The Antitrust Enterprise: Principle and Execution (Harvard Univ. Press, 2006); Federal Antitrust Policy: The Law of Competition and Its Practice (West, 4th ed. 2011); IP and Antitrust: an Analysis of Antitrust Principles Applied to Intellectual Property Law (with Mark D. Janis, Mark A. Lemley and Christopher Leslie) (2 vols., Aspen, 2d ed. 2010); and Enterprise and American Law, 1836-1937 (Harvard Univ. Press, 1991). He is also author of an open source casebook on innovation and compensation policy, available at http://www.uiowa.edu/~ibl/InnovationCompetitionPolicyCasebook.shtml. He has consulted on numerous antitrust cases for the federal government, various state governments, and private plaintiffs. His current large research project is a book tentatively titled Neoclassical Legal Thought in America, 1870-1970.

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