As of October 31, 2013, the Project on Commercializing Innovation is no longer active.
The Project is succeeded by the Hoover IP² Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity. Hoover IP²


The fourth component of the Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation studies market structure and performance in assessing how antitrust regimes can best promote competition. For example, recent actions in the European Union as well as the United States at the interface between antitrust and intellectual property have demonstrated the way flexible enforcement of antitrust can suffer the Achilles Heel of being too responsive to interest group lobbying, if not fashion. The purpose of antitrust laws is to protect against a large player dominating a market through unreasonable restraints on competition to cause higher prices or lower quality goods and services. But a company’s dominant market share is not, alone, anticompetitive. Sound theory and practice teaches regulators to instead focus on whether the company’s behavior causes actual economic harm to consumers. This requires regulators to consider tough questions of technology and economics.
Note: Having been nominated by President Barack H. Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, to serve as a Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission, F. Scott Kieff swore into and took up his government post on October 18, 2013, after stopping his work for and resigning all of his roles at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, which included having served as Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow at Hoover; as Director and Member of the Research Team of the Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation; as Member of the Steering Committee and Research Team of the Hoover Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity; and as Member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity; and after also taking a leave of absence from his post as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School.
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