on 5 October 2017
The following is an excerpt from a Bloomberg article on the Apple-Qualcomm dispute over patent royalties:
on 27 September 2017
on 26 September 2017
IP Europe's SME Chair Fractus is included in a set of 12 case studies focusing on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe are using patents to their advantage, published by the European Patent Office.
on 25 November 2016
Commissioner Vestager stuns Chillin’ Competition Conference audience by reffering to a disputed paper by former Intel Associate General Counsel and stating that ICT companies charge an average of $120 of royalties per smart phone - when the actual figure is about to $7; and by suggesting that they impose such high-rates by using the threat of injunctions - link to Speech
on 5 July 2016
Italian SMEs stand together for patents and innovation in Europe
Over 30 participants including innovative SMEs, industrial corporations, investors and venture capitalists engaged with a vibrant debate on how to make Europe the most attractive hub for innovators.
on 23 June 2016
Investing in R&D, securing fair returns for your patented inventions and the importance of open technology standards: what are the new business and policy challenges for innovative entrepreneurs in Europe? How can we make Europe a better place for your company and investors?
on 21 March 2016
Answering a parliamentary question on the protection of intellectual property rights and SMEs by MEP Therese Comodini Cachia (PPE, Malta), Commissioner Bieńkowska referred to the Communication ‘Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for people and business’ published on 28 October 2015, and stated that a package of measures to assist small entities such as start-ups, universities, research centres and young entrepreneurs to better use Intellectual Property Rights in order to exploit their creations and inventions, will be implemented within the same timeframe of the Unitary Patent system, supporting therefore the uptake of unitary patents by innovative SMEs.
on 10 February 2016
EU Commissioner Bienkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, answered a Parliamentary question by MEP Marc Tarabella (Socialist & Democrats political group) on the Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive: “the Digital Single Market Strategy announced the need to ensure that the Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive is made fit for purpose for the enforcement challenges raised by the Internet and the Commission will be consulting on this with a view to making appropriate proposals.”
on 29 December 2015
Ericsson and Apple have agreed on a global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross license that covers patents relating to both companies' standard-essential patents (including the GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards), and grants certain other patent rights. In addition, the agreement includes releases that resolve all pending patent-infringement litigation between the companies.