Moderator: Khushita Vasant

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex in Washington, DC. She previously covered EU competition law in Brussels where she broke news on high-profile antitrust and merger investigations. She has covered the EU’s actions against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, to name a few. Now in the US, she closely tracks landmark antitrust lawsuits and investigations initiated by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission against some large digital platforms. She’s often in federal courts across the US to report on high-profile civil and criminal antitrust litigation, and on Capitol Hill to cover developments on a set of critical antitrust bills pending in Congress. Khushita specializes in coverage of intellectual property, with notable scoops on US policy developments and EU investigations in the field of standard-essential patents. Her articles on SEPs have been nominated for the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Khushita previously wrote about monetary policy, and the bond and FX markets for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Mumbai.

The Battle Over Patents: A Summary

Adapted from The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation, edited by Stephen H. Haber and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (Oxford University Press, 2021). Complaints about the patent system are not new. Virtually all arguments that critics seize upon today to support their suggestions for a patent reform have
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IP is Not IP: Intellectual Property is Not Industrial Policy, and Why This Matters 

Competition by China with the United States for global leadership in innovation has prompted anew an age-old policy debate: What are the best policies and legal institutions to promote next-generation inventions like 5G, AI, and mRNA vaccines? Are innovations best promoted and distributed either through industrial policy initiatives like prizes,
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LeadershIP Hosts Webinar on the DMA and the US Antitrust Bills

On June 30, LeadershIP hosted a webinar titled EU DMA vs. US Legislative Proposals: Lessons and Path Forward, where the discussion focused on the Digital Markets Act (DMA)—the legislation recently adopted by the European Union that imposes obligations and prohibitions on the world’s largest digital platforms such as Apple,
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