A manifesto for innovation

Below is an excerpt of an article published on the 17 August 2017 in World IP Review, based on an interview with Fractus CEO Ruben Bonet. 

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 address.

Sir, Ed Crook’s Big Read article “Industrial futures” (June 28) and the letters from IP Europe (June 30 and August 1), ACT (July 30) and the Fair Standards Alliance (August 7) have sparked debate on whether innovators of open standards, such as 5G, WiFi and NFC, should charge licence fees based on the added value that these patented technologies bring to a product.

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, Morgan Reed (Letters, July 28) suggests that inventors of 3G and 4G technologies that invest heavily in the future 5G open standard, underpinning the internet of things, are acting out of greed. His claim is as ironic as it is misleading. European inventors such as Nokia and Ericsson are simply supporting well-established industry best practice.

European SMEs can lead the world in the IoT revolution

European firms can lead the economy of tomorrow if our small and medium-sized companies obtain the necessary support, notably when it comes to innovation incentives and patent litigation, writes Hassan Triqui, the CEO of Secure-IC. This opinion was originally published in EURACTIV

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

We cannot build the internet of things without open standards

Below is IP Europe Executive Chairman Mogens Peter Carl's letter to the Financial Times editor, published 30 June 2017. The original is available at this address.

Les PME européennes les plus innovantes demandent davantage de soutien pour développer l’économie numérique

Une coalition de dirigeants d’entreprises a remis un Manifeste pour les PME à la Commission européenne

Europe’s R&D intensive SMEs call for support to drive digital economy

European Commission delivered SME Manifesto by a coalition of CEOs

Didier Patry (France Brevets): "The GAFAs reduce the value of patents. Brussels must react"

Innovative start-ups need a solid intellectual property, but do not have the means to assert it. Opinion by Didier Patry, CEO of France Brevets, published today in the French publication, l'Opinion.

Fractus, Catalan technology inside all mobiles

This article was originally published on VIA Empresa.

It might now seem anachronistic but not so many years ago mobile telephones had exterior antennas. That these were later built into the device and capable of receiving different frequencies (3G, 4G, Bluetooth, Wifi...) is in large part thanks to Fractus. "Just about all mobile telephones in the world have our technology,Rubén Bonet, CEO and cofounder of the company based in Sant Cugat del Vallès tells VIA Empresa.