EU standards-setting organisations have today published six principles on the licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) in the realm of 5G and the internet of things (IoT).

IP Europe, an alliance of innovation-intensive companies, shared the draft agreement ahead of World Standards Day on October 14.

Initial proposals to create the principles were backed during a workshop set up by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) in October 2017.

The plan to develop an industry-wide code on best practice stemmed from the need for universally-applicable principles that reflect and balance the needs of 5G and IoT technology providers with those of IoT users. (…)

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in World IP Review on 11 October 2018. You can read it in full here.