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.

When AI Helps Generate Inventions, Who Is the Inventor?

By Andrei Iancu and Rama Elluru This commentary from the CSIS-SCSP Task Force on IP in the AI Era was originally published in the Special Competitive Studies Project’s Substack on February 15, 2024. With roots in the U.S. constitution, patent rights provide an exclusive property right in new inventions like drugs,
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Standard Essential Patents and European Economic Security

By Kirti Gupta and Chris Borges On April 27, 2023, the European Commission published a draft proposal on standard essential patents (SEPs) seeking to address the perceived lack of transparency and predictability in the licensing of SEPs. The commission proposes the creation of a competence center within the European Union Intellectual
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Proposed Federal Use of March-in Rights Would Weaken American Innovation

By Sujai Shivakumar and Thomas Howell   The Biden administration is considering exercising something called “march-in rights” as a policy prescription to curb drug prices. But as with any prescription, there is a need to weigh efficacy against the side-effects. In this case, there is evidence that the vast majority of
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