Christian Loyau

Christian Loyau graduated from the University of Paris in business, corporate and IP law.  After 5 years of practicing in law firms in Denmark and France, Christian joined Digital Equipment Corporation, and Cap Gemini in France.

He served for 12 years as Legal Director for International Affairs for the French telecommunication company Matra Communication and was involved in the IPR group of ETSI from 1993 to 1996.  He then served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of the French IT quoted company Bull for 14 years.  Christian is now Director for Legal Affairs and Governance of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

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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