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Igor Nikolic

Director of IP Policy


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Dr Igor Nikolic is Director of IP Policy at Nokia. Previously, he was Research Fellow at the Centre for a Digital Society. He specialises and writes in the areas of intellectual property rights, competition law, standard essential patents (SEPs), innovation and technical standardisation, competition and digital economy.

Igor completed his PhD at University College London on the licensing of Standard Essential Patents in the era of 5G and the Internet of Things, where he is also associated as a Senior Fellow at UCL’s Centre for Law, Economics & Society. A book on SEP licensing will be published by Hart Publishing in 2021. Igor has given presentations at various international conferences (Oxford, Stanford, Tokyo) and published them in academic journals.

He also taught competition law at UCL, King’s College and the University of Turin, worked on the report by BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre on ‘Digital Era Competition: a BRICS View’ and often works as an external consultant on competition law and policy for the World Bank. Igor is also a qualified attorney at law advising on competition, intellectual property and regulatory issues.

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