Moderator: Axel Ferrazzini

Axel is the managing director of 4iP Council since 2017, a European research council working across a broad variety of industries and sectors to promote the role of intellectual property in innovation. He has a strong background in technology research and policy development. In addition to be an elected member of the ETSI Board since 2014, Axel’s career is rooted in research and development and holds more than 20 patents. He has been selected in the 2022 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

Axel has an MS in Computer Science from EPITA and an Executive MBA in innovation strategy and entrepreneurship from the ESSEC & Mannheim business schools.

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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