June 16, 2021

Introducing the IP Europe blog

At IP Europe, we believe in the open standards method of technology development.  This approach entails companies from around the world contributing cutting-edge technology to open […]
June 16, 2021

Open standards, the development of cellular connectivity, and the FRAND licensing model

Open standards have worked extremely well for the development of cellular connectivity. We have progressed very quickly from the introduction of 2G in 1991 to the […]
May 26, 2021

Unwilling SEP Licensees: Hold-out Strategies

There is a growing practice among certain mobile technology users to adopt “hold-out” strategies, also known as “efficient infringement”, whereby they use standardised technologies for as […]
May 4, 2021

Are assembly line shutdowns & NPEs*** (‘patent trolls’) looming ?

On the planned amendment of the patent law injunctive relief (§139 PatG).
March 26, 2021

Drohen Bandstillstände & NPEs*** („Patenttrolle“)?

Zur geplanten Novelle des patentrechtlichen Unterlassungsanspruchs (§139 PatG).
November 16, 2020

A review of SDO IPR Policies: Do they require component level licensing?

By Richard Vary, Bird & Bird Takeaway  Must owners of IP rights (IPR) that may be essential to standards offer licenses of their essential IPR to each […]
September 23, 2020

Deutschland: Änderungen des Patentrechts würden die Ausgaben für Forschung und Entwicklung, Arbeitsplätze und Innovation senken

„Machen Sie Deutschland nicht zu einem sicheren Hafen für Patentverletzer“, warnt die innovationsfreundliche Industriegruppe [Berlin, Mittwoch, 23. September] Die in Brüssel ansässige Industriegruppe IP Europe schlägt Alarm, […]
September 23, 2020

Germany: Changes to patent law would cut R&D spending, jobs, innovation

“Don’t make Germany a safe haven for patent infringers” warns pro-innovation industry group [Berlin, Wednesday, 23 September] The Brussels-based industry group IP Europe is sounding the alarm that […]
September 23, 2020

IP Europe welcomes US DOJ’s re-affirmation that end-device licensing is pro-competitive

[Brussels: 12, August, 2020] IP Europe welcomes the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s (DOJ) recent re-affirmation that licensing standard essential patents at the end-device level is […]
September 22, 2020

IP Europe welcomes Council Conclusions on importance of Intellectual Property

Economy Ministers state that the EU Intellectual Property Action Plan can “incentivize R&D investments and foster key technologies” [Brussels, 22 September 2020] Building on June’s European […]