Herbert Hovenkamp

Herbert Hovenkamp, J.D. is the Ben V. & Dorothy Willie Professor of Law and History, 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 won the Justice Department’s John Sherman Award for his lifetime contributions to antitrust law.  In 2012 he served on the ABA’s Committee to advise the President-elect on antitrust matters.  Hovenkamp is the author of several books and approximately 200 articles and book chapters. His principal writing includes The Opening of American Law: Neoclassical Legal Thought, 1870-1970 (Oxford, 2014); Antitrust Law: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles and their Application (formerly with the late Phillip E. Areeda and the late Donald F. Turner) (22 vols., Aspen, 3d ed. 2008-2014); Creation Without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation (with Christina Bohannan) (Oxford, 2012); The Making of Competition Policy: Legal and Economic Sources (Oxford, 2012, with Dan Crane); The Antitrust Enterprise: Principle and Execution (Harvard, 2006); Federal Antitrust Policy: The Law of Competition and Its Practice (West, 5th ed. 2014); 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. 2010-2013);  and Enterprise and American Law, 1836-1937 (Harvard, 1991).   He is also co-author of casebooks in antitrust and property law, and author of a free open source casebook on innovation and competition policy, available here.  He has consulted on numerous antitrust cases for the federal government, various state governments, and private plaintiffs.  He is married to Christina Bohannan and has three children.