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.

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Informing the Innovation Policy Debate: Key Concepts in Copyright Laws for Generative AI

By Julia Yoon and Chris Borges Since OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public in November 2022, the use of and investment in generative artificial intelligence (AI) has exploded. Companies have released dozens of new models that can create text, images, sound, and even video, while investments in generative AI quintupled from
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(Transcript) 2024 LeadershIP Conference Panel IV: The Geopolitical Technology Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

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