June 29, 2021

The value of connectivity in automobiles

Cellular connectivity brings exciting new features to cars. These include safety features such as warnings about external hazards (like slippery roads or lane changes), emergency call […]
June 24, 2021

Is the smart meter industry engaged in coordinated hold-out?

The smart meter industry was one of the first industries to adopt cellular connectivity for IoT applications. The adoption of this technology provides substantial cost savings […]
June 22, 2021

SEP licensing royalties: What is fair and reasonable?

‘Fair’ and ‘reasonable’ royalties can be viewed as a Venn diagram.  They must:  Reflect the value of an invention in the context in which it is […]
June 17, 2021

Does the non-discrimination aspect of FRAND require licences to all levels of a supply chain?

The Fair Standards Alliance (FSA) is an organisation that represents users, or ‘implementers’, of standardised technology. The FSA advocates the position that the non-discriminatory prong of […]
June 16, 2021

Introducing the IP Europe blog

At IP Europe, we believe in the open standards method of technology development.  This approach entails companies from around the world contributing cutting-edge technology to open […]
June 16, 2021

Open standards, the development of cellular connectivity, and the FRAND licensing model

Open standards have worked extremely well for the development of cellular connectivity. We have progressed very quickly from the introduction of 2G in 1991 to the […]