Standard Essential Patents (SEP): is EU interventionism the solution, to ensure licencing negotiations on FRAND terms?

Standard Essential Patents SEP

Standard Essential Patents (‟SEPs”), despite only representing 2 percent of the total population of patents currently in force, are critical to the development of international technical standards, relating to technologies such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, computer, audio/visual, in the ‟Internet of Things” ecosystem. Yet, SEP licencing is archaic, often requiring lengthy and draining court litigation…

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Digital Services Act: the revolution will be televised

Digital services Act

The Digital Services Act is upon us and, with its bestie the Digital Markets Act, promises to force powerful changes in the digital ecosystem currently in place in the European Union and, even globally. The power is shifting back to the people, with the Digital Services Act, and intermediary service providers better listen to their…

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Sports arbitration & CAS: what key issues need to be addressed by CAS?

Sports arbitration & CAS

Resolving disputes in the sports’ world is often seen as an opaque and ‟old boys’ network” affair: are these prejudices justified? If so, does CAS do all it can to adequately address such issues, and ensure that its arbitration processes are fair, inclusive, impartial and independent? What are the hot topics on which CAS needs…

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