Marie Barani

Knowledge Lawyer

Marie has experience of intellectual property transactions across the whole innovation cycle, from R&D to intellectual property commercialisation, including patent, trade secret and software licensing, software assignment and patent litigation. 
She has a specific knowledge of competition law and data protection requirements applicable to R&D activities and intellectual property monetisation, such as state aids law, the technology transfer block exemption regulation and the general data protection regulation. She has a particular experience with standard-essential patent and FRAND licensing acquired in different positions.

Published Work

  • Patents don't kill-Marie Barani reports, The Patent Lawyer Newsletter, 27/07/2021
  • [GuestPost]Sisvel v. SunCupid: a Dutch SEP injunction absent any counterclaim, The IPKat, 15/04/2020
  • Patent hold-up and patent hold-out: evolutions in Europe and in the US, 4ipcouncil, 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • MKAI Open Discussion: UK and the GDPR (Post-Brexit Changes), 24/06/2021
  • LESI 2021 Small Table: Dos and Don’ts in Licensing Negotiations, 27/05/2021
  • 22nd Annual EURAS Conference on Standardisation 2018, 29/06/2018
  • 16th Annual STS Conference 2017, Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, 09/05/2017

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, LES Benelux
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