Anne Layne-Farrar

Vice President at Charles River Associates

Anne Layne-Farrar is a vice president in the antitrust and competition economics practice of Charles River Associates and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law. She specialises in antitrust and IP matters, especially where the two issues are combined. Dr Layne-Farrar has advised clients in a variety of jurisdictions, including the United States, Europe and Asia (China, India and South Korea).

Dr Layne-Farrar’s expert work for industry-leading clients has included analysing reasonable licensing, including FRAND, calculating damages, assessing economic incentives and firm behaviour within standard-setting organisations; conducting rule-of-reason analysis for alleged pharmaceutical reverse payments and product hopping and defining markets.

Dr Layne-Farrar has given oral and written expert testimony in a variety of US courts and has provided other submissions, including ones before the US Supreme Court and before regulatory bodies including the US Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, the US Senate, the European Commission and China’s Ministry of Commerce.

In addition, she has presented at academic and industry conferences around the world and is widely published. She co-authored a book on law and economics, book chapters on IP issues, and has published articles in academic journals, including AIPLA Quarterly Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Professional associations

  • ABA

Sample client list

  • Allergan
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dolby
  • InterDigital
  • Ericsson
  • Momenta
  • Nokia
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile

Firm details

Charles River Associates
One South Wacker Drive
34th Floor Suite 3400
Chicago IL 60606
United States

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