The European Commission today announced it has set up a group to consider the licensing and valuation of standard-essential patents (SEPs). (more…)
LONDON — In smoke-filled conference halls and nondescript hotels from Brussels to Busan, South Korea, a years long battle has been underway for control over the future of the mobile world.
That fight is now coming to an end.
Semiconductor company Qualcomm has teamed up with sovereign investment fund France Brevets and IP Europe, an alliance of innovation-intensive companies, to form Patent Factory Europe (PFE).
A new financing and advisory mechanism to help innovative European SMEs secure high-quality patents and build effective portfolios will be rolled out across Europe in 2019, it was revealed today. The creation of Patent Factory Europe (PFE) was announced at the IP Europe Annual SME Summit, taking place in Brussels. It will be run by IP Europe and French sovereign fund France Brevets, with additional funding being provided by Qualcomm.
‘European Patent Factory fund’ and ‘expert advisory partnership’ to be launched in 2019