Geoffrey Manne

International Center for Law & Economics (Portland)
Executive Director and Founder

Geoffrey A. Manne is the founder and Executive Director of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a Lecturer in Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, a Senior Fellow at TechFreedom and a Contributor to the Project on Commercializing Innovation at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Prior to founding ICLE, Professor Manne was a law professor specializing in antitrust law and economics, intellectual property law, corporate governance, and international economic regulation. From 2006-2009, he took a leave from teaching to direct Microsoft’s legal and economics academic outreach program. His publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Columbia Business Law Journal. Professor Manne practiced antitrust law at Latham & Watkins and served as a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law. He clerked for Judge Morris S. Arnold on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as a research assistant for Judge Richard Posner. With Joshua Wright, Professor Manne is the editor of a volume from Cambridge University Press entitled Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Law Under Uncertainty: Regulating Innovation. He blogs at Truth on the Market and Forbes Blogs and Tweets at @GeoffManne. Professor Manne is a member of the Bars of the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is also a member of the American Law and Economics Association, the Canadian Law and Economics Association and the International Society for New Institutional Economics.


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University Aix-Marseille
White & Case (Brussels)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (New York)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (New York)
Dauzier & Associés
American Action Forum
International Center for Law & Economics (Portland)


1731 Bulletin

Geoffrey Manne, Ohlhausen The US Federal Trade Commission imposes limits on enforcing FRAND licensing of standards-essential patents through the threat of seeking of injunctions (Google / Motorola)


Introduction In January of 2013, the Federal Trade Commission and Google (acting through its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility) signed a Consent Order ending the agency’s investigation into a number of practices. Much of the Order is aimed at imposing antitrust-based limits on the allowable process (...)

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