Moderator: Elena Kostadinova

Elena Kostadinova is a Legal and Policy Officer in the Intellectual Property Unit at the European Commission. Elena works on IP and Open Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Data and IP, and Standard Essential Patents. Before joining the Intellectual Property Unit, Elena worked as a lawyer in the Legal Unit of DG Trade of the European Commission, an advisor to the Hearing Officer for Trade and an associate in a top international law firm in Brussels. Elena graduated from the University of Sofia and holds an LL.M. in European law from the College of Europe, Bruges.

Summary of article: “AI for Patent and Essentiality Review” by Katie Atkinson & Danushka Bollegala

An important step in the process of developing novel standards for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is to determine whether a patent held by a company is, or might be, required in order to practice the concepts of a given ICT standard. Patented inventions that prove necessary for the practice
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International Pro-Competition Regulation of Digital Platforms: Healthy Experimentation or Dangerous Fragmentation?

Amelia Fletcher, Norwich Business School, and Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia. The increasing dominance of a small number of ‘big tech’ companies across a range of critical online markets has led to growing calls for the adoption of regulation to promote competition and ensure that market power
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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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