January 21, 2020

Financial Times: The patent troll myth has little basis in fact

Letter from Francisco Mingorance, Brussels, Belgium, 21 January 2020 In “Apple, Microsoft and BMW urge EU to stop patent trolls” (January 16), you report claims by […]
October 3, 2018

World IP Review: A year in review: transparency and the EU Communication on SEPs

A year on from the European Commission’s Communication on standard-essential patents (SEPs), published in November 2017, Monica Magnusson, vice president IPR policy at Ericsson, looks at […]
September 12, 2018

Wanted: experts on SEP licensing and FRAND

The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in World Intellectual Property Review on the 12th of September 2018. The author, Adrian Howes, is […]
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 […]
November 9, 2017

EARTO voices concerns on EC plans towards a new Communication on SEPs

European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) published a position paper which provides input to the European Commission’s discussions on the licensing of standard essential […]
September 27, 2017

ETSI IPR policy does not and never has required compulsory ‘License to All’

Dr. Bertram Huber is a legal expert who personally participated in elaborating and drafting the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy adopted by the European Telecommunications Standards […]
September 18, 2017

Euractiv: Silicon Valley giants want to smash standards and grab internet of things

An internet of things based on shared open standards is under threat from Silicon Valley. And EU policymakers could stop them, writes Francisco Mingorance in EurActiv.
September 14, 2017

CEOs of tech SMEs asked President Juncker to support innovation and open standards

Following the launch of an SME Manifesto on ‘Driving Growth for European Innovators’ in June, a group of CEOs from some of Europe’s most innovative technology […]
August 15, 2017

Financial Times: Are others’ IP rights worth so little?

Below is the letter to the Financial Times editor sent by Hassan Triqui, CEO of Secure-IC, published 15 August 2017. The original is available at this […]
August 1, 2017

Financial Times: Tech licensing system that keeps the giants in check

Below is IP Europe Executive Secretary Francisco Mingorance’s letter to the Financial Times editor, published 1 August 2017. The original is available at this address. Sir, […]