IP Europe


IP Europe

About us

IP Europe is a coalition of research and development-intensive organisations headquartered in Europe, whose inventions are protected by intellectual property rights. From global technology leaders and research institutes creating the technologies that underpin the 5G cellular standard, to innovative SMEs which rely on their patent portfolios to grow, IP Europe gives a voice to organisations that recognise the value of IP in fostering innovation, growth and jobs.

Our goal is to promote the vital importance of Intellectual Property Rights to the European digital and knowledge-based economy and to ensure that EU policies support a world-leading innovation ecosystem. Today in the EU, 40% of economic activity and 35% of employment – spanning 77 million jobs – are generated by IPR-intensive companies.


To promote Intellectual Property Rights policies that support the growth of the European digital innovation ecosystem by balancing IP protection and fair valuation, with pro-competitive access to help create new markets and technologies, in particular by:

• Protecting the vital system of open cellular and wireless standards development that promotes innovation while balancing the rights and obligations of standards developers and implementers.
• Working to ensure that all IPR holders receive a fair return on investment in order to support and encourage further research and development.
• Supporting innovative SMEs to develop strong IP portfolios that help them raise capital, grow and compete globally from Europe.


To make Europe the world’s leading digital ecosystem by promoting policies that support a virtuous circle of innovation and investment in new technologies and businesses.

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The Executive Board

Includes all corporate members and at least one SME representative. It is the steering group and the driving force for IP Europe. The EB is responsible for all communications with policy makers and stakeholders. It approves the admission of new members, strategic plans and budgets.

SME Members

Play a fundamental role in the European innovation ecosystem. They rely on their IP portfolio to innovate, grow, and create quality jobs.

SME Supporters

They are innovative European companies that are not members of IP Europe but that endorse IP Europe’s SME Manifesto or support similar initiatives.

Corporate Members

Including founding members, are large companies with a proven track-record in developing innovative technologies.

The Global Innovation Taskforce

Is comprised of entities which are not regular IP Europe members, but share its vision and goals. Together with the Scientific Advisers, it develops collaborative initiatives at the invitation of the Executive Board.

The Communications Taskforce

Brings together representatives of IP Europe’s structure and works to ensure its voice reflects the values and objectives of all its members.

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The following individuals ensure that IP Europe rules of engagement and governance principles are applied consistently and in all fairness.


Executive Chairman



SMEs Chair



Executive Secretary


Hassan TRIQUI – Secure IC