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SEP users and owners plead with EU lawmakers in fight over new patent law

By Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 25 Oct 2023 10:54
  • 25 Oct 2023 10:54
Companies including Nissan, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco and BMW today wrote to members of the European Parliament, urging them to support a draft law that will “promote broader adoption” of standards and the rollout of new technologies, MLex has learned.
Their plea follows a letter to lawmakers last week from patent

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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.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

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.

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