David Muus

David Muus studied law at Groningen University. David further completed post-graduate education in IP and IT law at Grotius Academy and has received education in communication protocols, with a focus on mobile- and IP-networks.

Before joining Sisvel in 2015, he acted as IP counsel and patent licensing specialist at the Dutch incumbent telecom operator KPN. At Sisvel, David started out from Turin and London where he ran Sisvel’s LTE patent pool and its successor the Mobile Communication Program (MCP). Since 2019 David works from Sisvel’s Barcelona office at the head Sisvel’s cellular team, where he is responsible for all of Sisvel’s cellular SEP licensing activities. This includes Sisvel’s bilateral licensing and litigation activity under the cellular SEPs Sisvel controls, as well as the management of two recently launched patent pools: the 5G Multimode Program, the next generation of the MCP which now focusses on 5G enabled consumer electronics, and Sisvel’s Cellular-IoT program, focused on licensing IoT devices enabled with the LPWAN standards Narrowband-IoT and LTE-M.

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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