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Global Standard Essential Patent Litigation: The Anti-Suit and Anti-Anti-Suit Injunctions

Igor Nikolic

30 GEO. MASON. L. REV. 2

The global litigation of standard essential patents (“SEP”) is witnessing jurisdictional battles between national courts. As a result, some courts have started issuing anti-suit injunctions (“ASI”) to prohibit parallel litigation and consolidate the dispute at a single venue, while …

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Licensing of Cellular Standards: Defining a Willing Licensee in FRAND Negotiations
Andrés Caturla   •   30 GEO. MASON L. REV. 2
Abstract. The unprecedented increase in innovation in the information and communications technology (“ICT”) sector experienced in recent years is closely related to the development of cellular standards (2G to 5G). Cellular standards due its success to the fact that those patented inventions ...
Connecticut Yankee in King Rehnquist’s Court: An Alternative History of Hybrid Rulemaking
Kevin Beck   •   30 GEO. MASON L. REV. 2
Abstract. Coming out of the New Deal expansion and early agitation with agency overreach, the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) was intended to provide a stable foundation for the emerging area of administrative law. Instead, the rather meager baseline requirements of the Act became a ...
The Future of Criminal Enforcement of Copyright: The Promise of Civil Enforcement
Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton, Orit Fischman-Afori & Hillel Billauer     •   30 GEO. MASON L. REV. 2
Abstract. This Article will consider the intersection of copyright and criminal law, exploring the complexity of using criminal penalties to enforce intellectual-property laws. It will review how criminal law has been applied in the field of copyright and demonstrate that criminal enforcement of ...
Weaponizing Anti-Suit Injunctions in Global FRAND Litigation
Wentong Zheng   •   30 GEO. MASON L. REV. 2
Abstract. Since Chinese courts issued a spate of anti-suit injunctions (“ASIs”) in licensing disputes between holders of standard-essential patents (“SEPs”) and implementers, there have been growing concerns about the weaponization of ASIs in the global SEP licensing battles on fair, reasonable, ...


John grew up primarily in Virginia and received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. After college, John worked in a couple of schools and spent time in the restaurant industry. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in his late twenties and spent six years in the Coast Guard before coming to law school.

George Mason Law Review is pleased to share that our article, SSOs, FRAND, and Antitrust: Lessons from the Economics of Incomplete Contracts, written by Professor Joshua Wright of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, has been cited by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in its recent opinion in FTC v. Qualcomm Inc.