Collette Rawnsley

Collette Rawnsley is the head of European IP policy and advocacy at Nokia Technologies.  Collette has extensive experience in providing strategic advice on regulatory and policy matters regarding IP licensing in the technology and media sectors, including standard essential patents, FRAND disputes, and patent pools. Before joining Nokia in January 2021, she spent 15 years in private practice in London and Brussels and was involved in some of the leading cases concerning the intersection of IP and competition law. Collette was the head of EU Competition at Wiggin LLP, a law firm specializing in media, technology and intellectual property. Previously, she was counsel at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Before entering private practice, Collette was senior Référendaire at the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and a lawyer in the UK Government Legal Department.

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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