September 25, 2020

Innovation policy and the role of standards, IP and antitrust

The LeadershIP 2020 video gives a good overview of globally relevant aspects of IP, standards and antitrust. For industry as well as for policy makers and […]
September 13, 2020

Open Standards and the Virtuous Innovation Cycle

Open standards in mobile communications enable people and devices to connect around the globe.
February 3, 2020

Horizontal Guidelines Consultation: IP Europe’s Submission

IP Europe’s comments below are mainly focused on aspects of the Guidelines for which it has not responded to directly in its responses to the Public […]
September 26, 2017

EPO publication highlights the importance of patents for European SMEs

IP Europe’s SME Chair Fractus is included in a set of 12 case studies focusing on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe are using […]
September 10, 2017

Criticism of the IEEE Patent Policy

The IEEE rules: a threat to innovation and consumers This study (Keith Mallinson, September 2017) assesses the practical impact of changes made by the IEEE to […]
July 3, 2017

Video: Fractus CEO Rubén Bonet on the benefits of patents for European SMEs

June 27, 2017

IP Europe’s “SME Manifesto”

Driving growth for European innovators. A statement of policy, aims and practical support for European SMEs who invest in innovation: empowering these economically vital companies so they can help Europe become the world’s leading digital economy.
May 28, 2017

“License to All”: an unworkable approach

The EC has called for a balanced, fast, predictable, efficient and enforceable licensing approach that ensures a fair return on investment for patent holders and enables […]
May 10, 2016

IP Enforcement Consultations: IP Europe Recommendations for SMEs

IP Europe calls for updated enforcement rules with a comprehensive SME chapter that reduces their enforcement cost and court fees, provides for full reimbursement of costs […]
October 15, 2015

Creating a global level playing field for innovators

IP Europe believes that trade agreements, including T-TIP, should promote patent quality and limit onerous forum shopping or rules that encourage patent “trolling” like in the […]