June 26, 2018

World IP Review: Qualcomm helps launch IP funding initiative in Europe

Semiconductor company Qualcomm has teamed up with sovereign investment fund France Brevets and IP Europe, an alliance of innovation-intensive companies, to form Patent Factory Europe (PFE).
June 22, 2018

IAM: Qualcomm, France Brevets and IP Europe join forces to create a new funding initiative for European SMEs

A new financing and advisory mechanism to help innovative European SMEs secure high-quality patents and build effective portfolios will be rolled out across Europe in 2019, […]
June 22, 2018

France Brevets and IP Europe aim for a new financing and advisory mechanism for innovative European SMEs

‘European Patent Factory fund’ and ‘expert advisory partnership’ to be launched in 2019
June 19, 2018

World IP Review: 5G specs provide FRAND food for thought

The first 5G specifications have been released, prompting questions about the challenges of licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs) in the internet of things (IoT).
June 18, 2018

Specifications for the 5G cellular network released

 ‘Next generation’ wireless network to enable a radical increase in up and download speeds, and new applications that require ‘real-time’ response
June 15, 2018

Les Echos: La 5G franchit une nouvelle étape

Le 3GPP, l’organisme international qui fixe les standards des réseaux mobiles, a adopté jeudi de nouvelles normes. Celles-ci vont permettre les premiers usages industriels.
May 17, 2018

PIMEC and IP Europe collaborate to ensure ‘benefit from innovation’

PIMEC, the association representing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Catalonia has joined forces with IP Europe, the European alliance of IPR and R&D-intensive companies […]
April 16, 2018

World IP Review: FRAND licensing – Arbitration, arbitration, arbitration

“Patent disputes are not a sign of illness—they are a sign of wellness,” says Bill Merritt, CEO of mobile technology research and development company InterDigital. “I […]
March 12, 2018

IP Europe welcomes positive Council Conclusion on IP and open standards

Member States urged to promote European strategic interests and industrial leadership in 5G, including through the new EU framework for foreign investment screening.
January 17, 2018

Managing IP: How helpful is the EU Commission’s SEP Guidance?

There is an urgent need to set out key principles “to foster a balanced, smooth and predictable framework for SEPs” said the European Commission in its […]