Herb Hovenkamp, author of Antitrust Law, has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 21st Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 2, 2017. A world-renowned scholar of antitrust law and policy, Hovenkamp will be the James G. Dinan University Professor, with joint faculty appointments in the Law School and in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School.
Prof. Hovenkamp was recently quoted on Marketplace Morning Report in regards to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the tech company is under scrutiny for possible antitrust violations and uncompetitive practices. Prof. Hovenkamp does not feel there are antitrust violations with Google’s search engine sending searchers to other Google sites. He was quoted as saying “It's very, very easy and costless for customers to switch away from Google if Google is not serving them well.”
On July 29, 2008, the USDOJ Antitrust Division presented Professor Herbert Hovenkamp with the prestigious John Sherman Award for his lifetime contributions to the teaching and enforcement of antitrust law and the development of antitrust policy. This annual award is given for outstanding contributions to the field of antitrust law, the protection of American consumers, and the preservation of economic liberty. Prof. Hovenkamp's publications include some 70 articles, approximately 50 essays and book reviews, and a dozen books. He is the senior surviving author of Antitrust Law (formerly with Phillip Areeda & Donald Turner), which currently spans 20 volumes, and with Mark Janis and Mark Lemley, author of IP and Antitrust Law.