IP Europe welcomes the European Commission Communication on Standard Essential Patent (SEP) licensing

Reacting to the adoption of the Communication on SEP licensing, Francisco Mingorance, Executive Secretary of IP Europe, said:

PRESS RELEASE: US Department of Justice provides guidance for a balanced approach of competition law towards standard development organisations and FRAND licensing

[Brussels: 16 November 2017] IP Europe welcomes the recent comments made by the US Assistant Attorney General, Makan Delrahim, on the role of antitrust law in the context of standard setting organizations, or SSOs.

PRESS RELEASE: ‘License to all’ will freeze innovation and destroy high tech jobs in 5G and IoT in Europe

A reinterpretation of the 2011 Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines through a Communication on 5G and IoT is unwarranted, and will have global effects stalling all licensing negotiations, triggering more patent hold-out and litigation, while high-tech jobs leave Europe.

EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, voices key concerns on EC plans towards a new Communication on SEPs

EARTO's newly published position paper provides input to the European Commission's discussions on the licensing of standard essential patents. Among the main concerns, EARTO lists the following:

PRESS RELEASE: ‘License to all’ is a ‘license to kill’ innovation and jobs in Europe

European Commission’s Communication on Standard Essential Patents threatens European innovation industry and technological progress