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SEP users should be able to challenge validity, essentiality while negotiating licenses, EU official says

Users of standard-essential patents, or SEPs, should be able to challenge the validity and essentiality of patents that they are looking to license while negotiating with patent holders, a senior European Commission official said today.
In cases where an injunction is a feature of litigation between two parties, "finding the

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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