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).

Apple faces down Qualcomm, Ericsson over EU patent fees

IP Europe is mentioned in Reuters' latest feature on patent licensing models. As the EU plans to draw up guidelines on how much patent holders can charge for their technologies, executive secretary Francisco Mingorance says:

Silicon Valley giants want to smash standards and grab internet of things

An internet of things based on shared open standards is under threat from Silicon Valley. And EU policymakers could stop them, writes Francisco Mingorance in EurActiv.

A manifesto for innovation

Below is an excerpt of an article published on the 17 August 2017 in World IP Review, based on an interview with Fractus CEO Ruben Bonet. 

Are others’ IP rights worth so little?

Below is the letter to the Financial Times editor sent by Hassan Triqui, CEO of Secure-IC, published 15 August 2017. The original is available at this address.

Sir, Ed Crook’s Big Read article “Industrial futures” (June 28) and the letters from IP Europe (June 30 and August 1), ACT (July 30) and the Fair Standards Alliance (August 7) have sparked debate on whether innovators of open standards, such as 5G, WiFi and NFC, should charge licence fees based on the added value that these patented technologies bring to a product.

Tech licensing system that keeps the giants in check

Below is IP Europe Executive Secretary Francisco Mingorance's letter to the Financial Times editor, published 1 August 2017. The original is available at this address.

Sir, Morgan Reed (Letters, July 28) suggests that inventors of 3G and 4G technologies that invest heavily in the future 5G open standard, underpinning the internet of things, are acting out of greed. His claim is as ironic as it is misleading. European inventors such as Nokia and Ericsson are simply supporting well-established industry best practice.

Les PME européennes les plus innovantes demandent davantage de soutien pour développer l’économie numérique

Une coalition de dirigeants d’entreprises a remis un Manifeste pour les PME à la Commission européenne

Europe’s R&D intensive SMEs call for support to drive digital economy

European Commission delivered SME Manifesto by a coalition of CEOs

Fractus, Catalan technology inside all mobiles

This article was originally published on VIA Empresa.

It might now seem anachronistic but not so many years ago mobile telephones had exterior antennas. That these were later built into the device and capable of receiving different frequencies (3G, 4G, Bluetooth, Wifi...) is in large part thanks to Fractus. "Just about all mobile telephones in the world have our technology,Rubén Bonet, CEO and cofounder of the company based in Sant Cugat del Vallès tells VIA Empresa.