We’ve touched on market definition before, and it’s the key to each side’s case.
“I’ve concluded that Google has monopoly power in the market of app distribution on Android smartphones,” says Epic’s economics expert Doug Bernheim, adding that Google “engages in anticompetitive conduct” to maintain its monopoly there.
He says he was assigned to:
1) Determine whether Google’s challenged conduct obstructs competition
2) Identify the relevant antitrust markets for purposes of evaluating Google’s market power
3) Determine whether Google possesses monopoly power
4) Determine whether Google’s challenged conduct harms consumers and developers
Now, he’s explaining what concepts as simple as “competition” and “monopoly power” mean. I’ll let you know when we move further — he says he’ll get specific.
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