Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis joined Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP from the Federal Trade Commission, where she worked as an attorney in the Bureau of Competition since 2012.  While at the FTC, she served for over two and a half years as a Counsel-Detailee to the Antitrust Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.

Amanda was one of the primary authors of the Digital Markets Investigation Majority Staff Report and worked on the big tech legislation currently being considered by Congress.  Prior to the FTC, Amanda was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a law clerk for Judge Lawrence McKenna of the Southern District of New York. She received her B.A. from New York University in 2002 and her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2008.

China’s Practice of Anti-Suit Injunctions in SEP Litigation: Transplant or False Friend?

In 2020, China abruptly became the largest grantor of anti-suit injunctions (ASIs), which are court orders that prevent the opposing party from beginning or continuing a proceeding in another jurisdiction. China’s use of ASIs, which were used to address patent litigation initiated in a foreign country, was explicitly supported by
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The Battle Over Patents: A Summary

Adapted from The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation, edited by Stephen H. Haber and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (Oxford University Press, 2021). Complaints about the patent system are not new. Virtually all arguments that critics seize upon today to support their suggestions for a patent reform have
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IP is Not IP: Intellectual Property is Not Industrial Policy, and Why This Matters 

Competition by China with the United States for global leadership in innovation has prompted anew an age-old policy debate: What are the best policies and legal institutions to promote next-generation inventions like 5G, AI, and mRNA vaccines? Are innovations best promoted and distributed either through industrial policy initiatives like prizes,
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