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: 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.

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.

We cannot build the internet of things without open standards

Below is IP Europe Executive Chairman Mogens Peter Carl's letter to the Financial Times editor, published 30 June 2017. The original is available at this address.

Unleashing the full potential of European Standards for the 21st century. Not possible without SMEs contribution

The need for a single coherent approach towards standardization from European Institutions in support of global competitiveness of European industry, including SMEs. It was the main topic addressed at the breakfast debate “Unleashing the full potential of European Standards for the 21st century” convened at the European Parliament on the 7th of January in which IP EUROPE took part.  

EU Commission identifies priority areas for standards development in the EU

On February 5, 2016 the Euroepan Commission published the preliminary results of its public consultation on standards in the Digital Single Market. The respondents to the public consultation highlighted the importance of standards to adapt quickly and effectively to new technologies. They identified cybersecurity, the Internet of Things , the data economy, cloud and eHealth as top priority areas where standards should be developed. 

The European Commission released its 2016 Rolling Plan for ICT standardisation

The Rolling Plan is a strategic document identifying EU policy priorities in relation with ICT standards and technical specifications, in particular interoperability (including avoidance of technology lock-in) in the ICT domain.