Competition: Technological Monopolies, Innovation, and the Personal Freedom to Form Businesses: Like Oil and Water?

Joseph Saveri Law Firm, LLP partner Christopher Young has authored “Technological Monopolies, Innovation, and the Personal Freedom to Form Businesses: Like Oil and Water?” – published in the spring 2023 Competition, the journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). The journal covers current issues and developments in the law of antitrust, unfair competition, and trade regulation.

The Spring 2023 issue is inspired by and dedicated to the study of potential antitrust reforms directed by the California Legislature’s Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) No. 95. ACR 95 draws on a body of studies and growing concerns about increasing market power concentration and the need for legislative action and reform. 

The California Law Revision Commission, created in 1953, is tasked with the continuing substantive review of California statutory and decisional law to make recommendations to the Legislature for needed reforms. Under ACR 95, the Legislature directed the California Law Revision Commission to study and report back on assorted antitrust topics. Chris and the other Competition contributors discuss some of the key considerations the Commission should address when assessing the topics assigned by the Legislature. 

CLA is a member-driven, mission-focused organization dedicated to the professional advancement of attorneys practicing in California. Established in 2018, it is a nonprofit, voluntary bar association serving thousands of licensed attorneys throughout California. It advocates on behalf of its members before the Legislature, the Judiciary, the Executive Branch and the State Bar of California. CLA’s 18 sections cover different law practice areas.