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Carl Mair LL.M.
Carl Mair has degrees in law, economics and philosophy from Victoria University in New Zealand, and spent time studying economics at the University of Bristol, UK. He completed his LLM (with distinction) at the University of Amsterdam in European Business Law, after which he was employed at the Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit (NMa) – the Dutch Competition Authority - where he worked as research assistant to the Chief Legal Counsel for one year. He is currently finalising his PhD at Leiden University in the field of standardization and competition law in the high-technology sector. In 2011, Carl Mair was awarded the grand prize by the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property ('ATRIP') for his essay 'Openness, Intellectual Property and Standardisation in the European ICT Sector', which was presented in Chicago, summer 2012. Furthermore Carl Mair (by request) reviewed the article on 'Open standards in Government IT: a Review of the Evidence' - an independent report for the UK Cabinet by Centre for Intellectual Property & Policy Management at Bournemouth University. He was one of the speakers at the 'Power of Information' Conference in Brussels January 2013, funded by the EU Commission DG Research and speaks regularly at conferences and at universities. In October 2013 Carl graduated cum laude (with the top thesis grade of 9.5 / 10) in IP Law at the Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management of the University of Maastricht. He was invited to present his paper on technical standards and competition law at the Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference in Taiwan in December 2013. Furthermore, since February 2014 Carl Mair is an external expert for the European Commission in the field of innovation and IPR.
Carl worked for Corvers from October 2010 to October 2017 as a legal expert in the field of Intellectual Property (IP), where he addressed a number of days per week on his PhD research. Through Corvers he worked for Sitel Dialog Semiconductors for 7 years as an IPR expert. From October 2017 onward Carl works directly for Dialog. He remains affiliated with Corvers as an of counsel.