Emil Zhang

Emil Zhang is the Director of European IPR Department, Huawei, where he has specialized in IP, contract, litigation, and legal management for many years.  He has participated in high profile company-level litigations, including EU trade defense investigation (anti-dumping, anti-subsidies, safeguard) and major patent litigation.  He has led the company’s patent infringement assertions across the world as well as company-level cooperation projects with major industrial peers, customers, and suppliers.  He focuses now more on IP related litigation, patent licensing program and trade defense investigations.

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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