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.

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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