Koren W. Wong-Ervin

Koren W. Wong-Ervin

Koren W. Wong-Ervin
Director, Global Antitrust Institute
Adjunct Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
Phone: 703-993-8101
Email: kwongerv@gmu.edu

Koren W. Wong-Ervin is the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. She is also a Senior Expert and Researcher at the Competition Law Center of China’s University of International Business and Economics. Prior to GAI, Ms. Wong-Ervin served as Counsel for Intellectual Property and International Antitrust in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where she focused on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. She also served as an Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua D. Wright. Prior to working at the Commission, Ms. Wong-Ervin spent almost a decade in private practice, focusing on antitrust litigation and government investigations with a particular focus on issues affecting clients in the technology and financial industries.

Ms. Wong-Ervin is a frequent author and speaker on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. She currently serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law’s International Task Force and Due Process Task Force, and was previously co-chair of the ABA’s 2016 Antitrust in Asia Conference. From 2012 to 2015, she served as a vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee within the Section of Antitrust Law. Prior to that, she served on the editorial boards of Antitrust Law Developments (7th edition), the leading two-volume antitrust treatise, and the 2003 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, an annual supplement to the fifth edition of the treatise. Ms. Wong-Ervin is also co-editor of Competition Policy International‘s North America Column. She also serves as co-chair for the Federalist Society’s Antitrust and Consumer Protection working group for the Law and Innovation Project.

Ms. Wong-Ervin graduated second in her class from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was associate editor of the Hastings Law Review. She earned her BS degree magna cum laude in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Co-authored with Joshua D. Wright, “Intellectual Property and Standard Setting,” 17 Federalist Society Review, no. 3, 2016, at 52 (2016).

Co-authored with Anne Layne-Farrar, “Standard-Essential Patents and Market Power,” World Competition Day (forthcoming 2016)

Co-authored with Joshua D. Wright, Bruce H. Kobayashi, & Douglas H. Ginsburg, “Extra-Jurisdictional Remedies Involving Patent Licensing,” Competition Policy International (forthcoming 2016)

Co-authored with Douglas H. Ginsburg, Ariel Slonim, Bruce H. Kobayashi, & Joshua D. Wright, “Monetary Penalties in China and Japan,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter (Fall 2016)

Co-authored with Jorge Padilla, “Portfolio Licensing at the End-User Device Level: Analyzing Refusals to License FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents at the Component Level,” Social Science Research Network (October 2016)

Co-authored with Joshua D. Wright, Douglas H. Ginsburg & Bruce H. Kobayashi, “Comments on the U.S. Antitrust Agencies´ Proposed Updated IP Guidelines,” Competition Policy International (September 2016).

Co-authored with Douglas H. Ginsburg, Bruce H. Kobayashi & Joshua D. Wright, “FRAND in India,” Social Science Research Network (June 2016).

Co-authored with Douglas H. Ginsburg, Bruce H. Kobayashi & Joshua D. Wright, “‘Excessive Royalty’ Prohibitions and the Dangers of Punishing Vigorous Competition and Harming Incentives to Innovate,” Competition Policy International (March 2016).

Co-authored with James C. Cooper, Douglas H. Ginsburg, Bruce H. Kobayashi & Joshua D. Wright, “Problems with the European Commision’s Platform Survey and Lessons Learned from the Economics of Multi-Sided Platforms and Privacy,” Competition Policy International (January 2016).

An Update On China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Guidelines On IP,” Law360 (December 15, 2015)

Co-authored with Douglas H. Ginsburg & Joshua D. Wright, “Product Hopping and the Limits of Antitrust: The Danger of Micromanaging Innovation,” Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle Vol. 12 No. 1 (December 14, 2015).

Co-authored with Douglas H. Ginsburg & Joshua D. Wright, “The Troubling Use of Antitrust to Regulate FRAND Licensing,” Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle Vol. 10 No. 1 (October 15, 2015).

Remarks at Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need Workgroup Meeting (August 19, 2015).

Editor, tidBITS, (ABA Section of Antitrust Law IP Committee weekly e-bulletin), August 2012-June 2013 and August 2014-May 2015.

Antitrust and IP in China: Quo Vadis?,” Spring Meeting CLE (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (April 16, 2015)

Co-authored with Anne Layne-Farrar, “An Analysis of the Federal Circuit’s Decision in Ericsson v. D-Link,” Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle Vol. 3 No. 1 (March 2015).

Co-authored with Anne Layne-Farrar, “Methodologies for Calculating FRAND Damages” Parts 1-3, Law360 (October 8-10, 2014).

The European Commission’s Safe Harbor Approach to the Seeking of Injunctive Relief on FRAND-Encumbered SEPs,” Monopoly Matters Vol. 12 No. 1 (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (Fall 2014).

Procedural Fairness and the Importance of Focusing Solely on Competition Factors in Competition Analysis,” International Antitrust Bulletin (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (August 2014).

FRAND Ambush?” Law360 (July 10, 2014).

Standard Essential Patents:  The International Landscape,” Public Domain (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (Spring 2014).

Co-authored with Molly Askin and Anne Newton McFadden, “Seven Months In: The U.S. Antitrust Agencies’ Joint Model Waiver of Confidentiality,” International Antitrust Bulletin (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (May 2014).

The Proper Role of Antitrust in Addressing Patent Hold-Up,” Monopoly Matters Vol. 11 No. 1 (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (Fall 2013)

Essential Questions About Standard-Essential Patents,” International Antitrust Bulletin (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (July 2013).

Co-authored with Brinkley Tappan, “Pressure Increases on Patent-Assertion Entities,” Global Competition Review Vol. 16 Issue 7 (July 2013).

Does Aspen Skiing Apply to Intellectual Property Rights?” Intellectual Property Committee Newsletter (ABA Section of Antitrust Law) (June 2013).

How Far Can Patent Holders Go?,” Law360 (June 14, 2013).

Editorial Board, Antitrust Law Developments (7th ed. 2012) (ABA Section of Antitrust Law)

Editorial Board, 2003 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA Section of Antitrust Law)

Contributing Author, 2002 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA Section of Antitrust Law).

Co-Founder and Author, Unilateral Conduct Committee E-Bulletin, Issues 1-8, 2002-2003 (ABA Section of Antitrust Law).