Richard Gilbert is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a Senior Consultant at Compass Lexecon. From 1993 to 1995 he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the effort that developed the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property. He served as Chair of the Berkeley Economics Department from 2002 to 2005, President of the Industrial Organization Society from 1994 to 1995, and the non-lawyer representative to the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association from 2011 to 2014. Professor Gilbert’s current research specialties are in the areas of competition policy, intellectual property, and innovation. He is the author of numerous research papers and the book Innovation Matters: Competition Policy for the High-Technology Economy. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

2022 Awards


Winner, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Unilateral Conduct

Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

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