Moderator: Igor Nikolic
Dr. Igor Nikolic is a Research Fellow at European University Institute, Italy. He specialises and writes in the areas of standard essential patents, innovation and technical standardisation, intellectual property and competition law. He published a book ‘Licensing Standard Essential Patents: FRAND and the Internet of Things’ (Hart Publishing 2021) examining the law, policy, and economics of SEP licensing. At EUI he gives lectures on patent licensing and 5G policy issues. Igor has given presentations at various international conferences and published in academic journals on different topics related to standardisation, FRAND commitment, SEP disputes, the appropriate level chain for licensing and licensing negotiations groups.
He obtained PhD at University College London, where he is also associated as a Senior Fellow at UCL’s Centre for Law, Economics & Society. He taught competition and IP law at UCL, King’s College and the University of Turin and worked as an external consultant for the World Bank. Igor is also a qualified attorney at law advising on competition, intellectual property and regulatory issues.