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EU’s draft policy framework for SEPs still slated for end of April, Vestager says

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 21 Mar 2023 17:12
  • 21 Mar 2023 17:12
The European Commission remains on track to update the EU's policy framework for the licensing of standard essential patents around April 26, according to the bloc's competition boss.
"We hope to be able to table it by the end of April," said Margrethe Vestager. "This is still a work in

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Nicholas Hirst

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Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

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