Evelina Kurgonaitė-Swoboda is the Secretary General at the Fair Standards Alliance – a Brussels-based association that advocates fairer licensing of standardised technology in the development and rollout of the IoT. Evelina previously served as Head of Policy Strategy and Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics in Brussels. Evelina has 15+ years of experience in EU & competition law and public affairs. Having spent seven years in private practice – including at Sidley Austin and Morrison Foerster – Evelina established and managed the European arm of global news service PaRR, part of the Financial Times group at the time. Evelina holds LL.M from Helsinki University and MA from King‘s College London. Evelina is the founder and chair of Women AT (W@) – a platform that connects and promotes women professionals around the world.
In the podcast, Evelina elaborates on the view of the Fair Standards Alliance on matter such as the regulation of public authorities on FRAND matters, transparency about claim charts, transparency about comparable license agreements and the problem of extensive NDA provisions. She also explains why in her view Avanci is not always seen as the neutral platform representing both licensors and licensees and Evelina presents her view about how SEP licensing may work for new IoT applications.