March 10, 2020

IP Europe statement on the EU Industrial Strategy and SME Strategy

Speaking in reaction to the European Commission’s Industrial Strategy, Francisco Mingorance, Executive Secretary of IP Europe, said: “IP Europe welcomes the acknowledgement that Europe must ‘speed […]
July 11, 2019

IP Europe policy recommendations for an EU industrial policy that will promote innovation

IP Europe launches policy recommendations for the next EU five-year term to help make Europe the world’s leading digital ecosystem [Brussels, 11.07.2019] IP Europe – a […]
October 3, 2018

World IP Review: A year in review: transparency and the EU Communication on SEPs

A year on from the European Commission’s Communication on standard-essential patents (SEPs), published in November 2017, Monica Magnusson, vice president IPR policy at Ericsson, looks at […]
September 12, 2018

Wanted: experts on SEP licensing and FRAND

The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in World Intellectual Property Review on the 12th of September 2018. The author, Adrian Howes, is […]
July 6, 2018

IPProPatents: European Commission seeks SEP group members

The European Commission has set up a group to consider licensing and valuations of standard-essential patents (SEPs). The SEP group was created by the commission to […]
July 6, 2018

World IP Review: European Commission invites applications for SEP group

The European Commission today announced it has set up a group to consider the licensing and valuation of standard-essential patents (SEPs).
July 5, 2018

European Commission’s new SEP Licensing Expert Group must reach a consensus

[Brussels: Thursday, 5 July 2018] Francisco Mingorance, Executive Secretary of IP Europe, commented on the launch of DG Grow’s terms of reference for its new ‘expert […]
April 16, 2018

World IP Review: FRAND licensing – Arbitration, arbitration, arbitration

“Patent disputes are not a sign of illness—they are a sign of wellness,” says Bill Merritt, CEO of mobile technology research and development company InterDigital. “I […]
March 12, 2018

IP Europe welcomes positive Council Conclusion on IP and 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.
January 17, 2018

Managing IP: How helpful is the EU Commission’s SEP Guidance?

There is an urgent need to set out key principles “to foster a balanced, smooth and predictable framework for SEPs” said the European Commission in its […]