Philip Timothy Howard is a professor, former and founding director of the College of Professional Studies’ Doctorate Program in Law & Policy at Northeastern University. He is the... more
Philip Timothy Howard is a professor, former and founding director of the College of Professional Studies’ Doctorate Program in Law & Policy at Northeastern University. He is the former Assistant Attorney General of Florida and nominee for United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Howard also has a private law practice, Howard & Associates. Education In 2005, he rec... view profile
Antitrust and trade lawyers have experience with regulations governing what businesses can and cannot do in attempting to gain a competitive edge. Antitrust laws prohibit one company from controlling or monopolizing the market for goods or services. A famous example is the government's case against Microsoft for allegedly bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows software in an attempt to dominate the Internet browser market space. Trade laws deal with practices like stealing proprietary data or mailing lists, spreading false rumors about a product, or pricing a product below cost to lure another company's customers. Claims of unfair competition (gaining customers at the expense of a competitor) can be expensive for everyone involved. Antitrust and trade attorneys can defend you against these claims, or provide support if you are the victim of unfair competition.