PRESS RELEASE: PIMEC and IP Europe collaborate to ensure 'benefit from innovation'

PIMEC, the association representing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Catalonia has joined forces with IP Europe, the European alliance of IPR and R&D-intensive companies and research institutes, to further support SMEs and share critical information on innovation, Intellectual Property (IP), patents and IP protection.

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IP Europe welcomes innovation and investment friendly Council Conclusions on Intellectual Property and wireless open standards

Member States urged to promote European strategic interests and industrial leadership in 5G, including through the new EU framework for foreign investment screening.

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

PRESS RELEASE: Without use-based licensing, a handful of Silicon Valley giants will become gatekeepers of a fragmented Internet of Things

ACT’s call for prohibition of use-based pricing for IoT is a lost opportunity for app developers to call for a reduction of the mandatory 30% tax on their sales revenue demanded by the monopoly owners of app platforms

PRESS RELEASE: Broad spectrum of EU innovators kick-start development of best practice code of conduct for licensing Standard Essential Patents for 5G and the Internet of things

[Monday, 09 October 2017: Brussels] Leading European innovators and international companies developing 5G and the Internet of Things technologies have met to discuss the development of a best practice industry code of conduct on licensing Standard Essential Patents (SEPs).

PRESS RELEASE: New industry Code of Conduct on licensing open standard technologies to bolster European global leadership in 5G and the Internet of Things

European standards bodies begin work with global technology developers and users in Paris on 6th October to create a European Vision for Standards Essential Patent licensing in the field of IoT and 5G.