Alexandra Cooke

Alexandra Cooke is the senior director for global membership at ACT | The App Association. Her decade of experience working with small and medium-sized businesses across verticals has given her a unique perspective on the intersection of technology, policy, and innovation. In her role, Alex engages directly with App Association members, distilling global regulatory and legislative issues impacting their businesses. In addition to assisting members with understanding a wide variety of policy issues, Alex champions opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs to directly participate in advocacy and promotion of their products and ideas, both with policymakers and the general public.

 

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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