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European Commission Undermines Western Innovators, Boosts Chinese Dominance of Telecom Sector

On Thursday, the day after World Intellectual Property Day, the European Commission—the self-proclaimed world regulatory superpower—officially proposed a massive regulatory regime of patents that will benefit China and undermine Western innovators in both Europe and the United States.

Led by the Gaullist technocrat Thierry Breton, head of the Internal Markets Ministry, the European Commission released a new regulatory program to impose rate-setting of patents on standardized technologies like Wi-Fi and 5G, called “standard essential patents” by policy wonks in the EU Intellectual Property Office.

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