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.

Four Actions to Strengthen the U.S. Intellectual Property System

By Hideki Tomoshige and Sujai Shivakumar A reliable and robust intellectual property (IP) system is a pillar of the nation’s innovation system. In an era when economic growth, global competitiveness, and national security are all predicated on relative strengths of national innovation systems, the United States needs to take deliberate
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What Can Patent Data Reveal about U.S.-China Technology Competition?

By Alexander Kersten, Gabrielle Athanasia, and Gregory Arcuri The United States and China are engaged in a strategic competition for global technological leadership. In seeking ways to gauge this competition, business leaders, policymakers, the media, and even the courts often turn to data on patent filings. Prudent use of this data
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Beyond Decoupling: Managing the U.S.-China Innovation Relationship

By Christopher Borges America’s innovation partnership with the People’s Republic of China is seeking a new equilibrium, recognizing China as the most important strategic competitor on one hand, and acknowledging the realities of mutual dependencies and economic pragmatism on the other. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s visit to China has to
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