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Dr. Wilson has extensive experience conducting analyses for antitrust, regulatory, and other competition-related matters, including economic damages and issues involving intellectual property.

He has served as an expert witness in antitrust cases in federal court, including U.S. v. AT&T, and in telecommunications regulatory proceedings before state commissions.

Dr. Wilson began his career at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In his consulting practice, he has been involved in numerous antitrust matters in both federal and state jurisdictions, including monopolization, exclusionary practices, price-fixing, and collusion cases. In addition, he has worked on a large number of merger proceedings before the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission.

Dr. Wilson’s industry experience in consulting and litigation matters covers a wide area, including aerospace, consumer goods, chemicals, electronics, financial services, metals, movies, oil pipelines, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications. He has published monographs and academic articles on the economics of R&D and licensing technology, on entry by foreign firms, and on exclusionary practices in technology-based industries. He is also the co-author of three books pertaining to competition and technology issues in the telecommunications, semiconductor, and electronics industries.

Representative Engagements
Antitrust litigation
Antitrust litigation regarding the effects of contract provisions between a financial services provider and commercial users of payment services.
Litigation related to antitrust, damages, and intellectual property matters
Engagements for a manufacturer/retailer of consumer products, including antitrust, damages, and intellectual property matters involving vertical restrictions and activities by distributors that were ancillary to the sale of the client’s products, and which were decided favorably to the client by settlement or summary judgment.
Analysis of monopolization, predation, and discriminatory pricing issues
Several antitrust cases for a major airline, involving monopolization, predation, and discriminatory pricing issues, which were decided favorably for the airline by the courts or were dismissed.
Merger proceedings before the DOJ and FTC
Merger proceedings before the DOJ or FTC for major transactions in the telephone industry, and in the steel and aluminum industries, all of which were successfully completed.
Riding the Wave: Exclusionary Practices in Markets for Microprocessors Used in IBM-Compatible Personal Computers
July 1995
Robert W. Wilson and Frederick R. Warren-Boulton
Published in International Journal of the Economics of Business
The Competitive Status of the U.S. Electronics Industry
Robert W. Wilson and The Electronics Panel of the National Academy of Engineering
Published by National Academy Press
Innovation, Imitation, and Comparative Advantage: The Performance of Japanese Color Television Set Producers in the U.S. Market
Robert W. Wilson and Merton J. Peck
In Emerging Technologies: Consequences for Economic Growth, Structural Change, and Employment, edited by Herbert Giersch, and published by Coronet Books Inc.
The Economics of Competition in the Telecommunications Industry
Robert W. Wilson, John R. Meyer, M. Alan Baughcum, Ellen Burton, and Louis Caouette
Published by OG&H Publishing
Innovation, Competition, and Government Policy in the Semiconductor Industry
Robert W. Wilson, Peter K. Ashton, and Thomas P. Egan
Published by D.C. Health and Company
The Effect of Technological Environment and Product Rivalry on R&D Effort and Licensing of Inventions
May 1977
Published in The Review of Economics and Statistics
Licensing of Technology
Published in Research Policy
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