Gregor Langus

Gregor Langus is the founder of CompetitionSphere, a competition policy group based in Brussels. He is recognized as a leading expert in competition policy by 2021 Who’s Who Legal – a publication by Law Business Research Limited. Recently, Gregor has been focusing on the economic analysis of innovation, digital markets, and intellectual property.

Gregor has advised clients and submitted written testimony in many antitrust investigations, damage disputes, and merger reviews in multiple jurisdictions, involving the European Commission, the U.S. authorities, and the competition authorities of several European Union member states. Gregor is also the lead author of a series of studies on policy in relation to copyright and regulation of telecommunications for the EC.

He holds a doctorate in Economics from the European University Institute and has published on competition policy and economics in journals such as the Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and Concurrences.

Before founding CompetitionSphere, Gregor was a Director at E.CA and prior to that a senior vice president with Compass Lexecon. He has also served in the Chief Economist’s Team (CET) in DG Competition at the European Commission. He has previous consultancy experience and was also a post-doctoral researcher and a lecturer in Microeconomics at the Tilburg University School of Economics.

Assessing the Patent and Trademark Office’s Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions

By Alexander Kersten As new applications of artificial intelligence (AI) become more sophisticated, AI tools are increasingly used to assist in the process of invention. However, given that inventorship is limited to natural persons under U.S. law, AI’s growing utilization has raised questions around whether AI-assisted inventions should receive patents,
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Securing IP and the Future of Pandemic Preparedness

By Jeffrey Depp In December 2021, member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) at a Special Session of the World Health Assembly created an intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (“Pandemic Agreement”). The
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The Use of March-In Rights Could Undermine Innovation and National Security

By Hideki Tomoshige and Sujai Shivakumar By accelerating new products to market, the nation’s innovation system—a network of interconnected activities across university researchers, small and large businesses, and venture capital and other financial organizations, among other actors—enhances economic growth, competitiveness, and national security. Securing the future of this innovation system
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