N Cansin Karga Giritli

PhD Topic

Analysis of the Relation Between Patent Hold-up and Standard Setting Organisations’ IPR Policies. 


Professor Tom Guthrie
Professor Mark Furse 


Cansin graduated from high school (TED College-Aliaga) where she studied with a full scholarship due to her national and international successes in sailing races and graduated in first place in 2005. She then entered the Law Faculty of Yeditepe University (Turkey) with a full scholarship from the Higher Education Board. During her LLB she spent one semester in the Netherlands, at the University of Utrecht (Erasmus programme). She obtained her LLB with distinction. Right after her graduation, in 2010, she obtained the Jean Monnet scholarship to study at Queen Mary, University of London. She studied Intellectual Property law during her LLM and graduated in 2011.

She is a qualified attorney in Turkey, a member of Istanbul Bar Association since 2012. Before joining the Law School, she worked in one of the leading law firms of Turkey for five years. During her practice, she mainly dealt with patent and trademark cases and represented multinational leading companies. She also worked on some projects related to information technologies and competition law.

I am interested in all aspects of patent law and particularly the relation between patent law, Information and Communication Technologies and competition law.

My PhD thesis will focus on Standard Setting Organisations’ (SSO) licensing practices in terms of standard essential patents (SEP) and the relation between SEP owners and implementers. I will try to answer the question of whether a substantial reform of SSOs’ Intellectual Property Rights policies can eliminate (or at least minimise the risk of) patent holdup without prejudicing economic incentives and giving rise to antitrust concerns. 

-  Winner of the 2017 IBA Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section scholarship
-  Jean Monnet scholar (LLM)
-  Full scholarship of Higher Education Board (Turkey) (LLB)
-  Full scholarship of TED (Turkish Education Association) (High school)

Blog posts

'Notes from the International Bar Association 2017 Sydney annual conference', University of Glasgow School of Law Bloghttp://schooloflaw.academicblogs.co.uk/2017/11/13/notes-from-the-intellectual-bar-association-2017-sydney-annual-conference/

Courses completed

Basic Training Course on European Patent Law 2014/2015&2015/2016 organised by the Director General of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of Université de Strasbourg (2014-2016) (Turkey)

LES 100: Commercializing Technology through the Power of IP&Licensing organised by LES Turkey (2013) (Turkey)


Certificate programmes attended

International Organisations and Transnational Trade Law at the University of Deusto (2012) (Spain)

Introduction to US Law at the American University Washington College of Law (2006) (USA)



IBA (Technology Law Committee and Academic and Professional Development Committee) (since 2017) 

AIPPI Turkey (since 2015)

Istanbul Bar Association (since 2012)

Queen Mary, University of London Alumni Association (since 2011)

Jean Monnet Scholars Association (since 2011)