Draft principles and guidelines published today and covering the licensing of 5G and IoT-related standards essential patents on FRAND terms have been slammed by the ACT App Association as “little more than an endorsement of abusive licensing practices against downstream innovators including SMEs and start-ups”.
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. (more…)
Sixty-day public comment period open until 13 December 2018
[Brussels: Thursday, 11 October 2018] IP Europe – the coalition of IP intensive companies – and a number of international businesses involved in developing and using wireless technology standards, have completed a draft CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement titled “Principles and guidance for licensing Standard Essential Patents in 5G and the Internet of Things, including the Industrial Internet”
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 the relevant developments since, focusing on industry efforts to improve publicly-available information on SEPs. (more…)
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 head of IP and standards, IP regulatory affairs at Nokia.
The European Commission has set up a group to consider licensing and valuations of standard-essential patents (SEPs). The SEP group was created by the commission to “deepen the expertise on evolving industry practices related to the licensing of SEPs in the context of the digitalisation of the economy”. (more…)