June 12, 2020

IP Magazine: Strong IP rights are “necessary” to maintain EU 5G/6G/ leadership

The importance for the EU to maintain strong IP protections for 5G and 6G technologies is “necessary” in order to achieve the bloc’s 2025 connectivity objectives, […]
June 11, 2020

World IP Review: European Commission IP chief foresees unitary patent system by 2021

The European Commission’s top IP official has predicted the establishment of a unitary patent system in Europe “before the end of next year”. The original article […]
June 9, 2020

IP at the forefront of Europe’s digital future

EU Council “recognizes the importance of intellectual property protection to incentivise R&D investments by EU industry in the development of key technologies in 5G/6G” Adopted today, […]
March 11, 2020

World IP Review: IP Action Plan welcomed as path to EU digital sovereignty

Plans unveiled by the European Commission to protect the EU’s technological “sovereignty” have been welcomed by research and development organisations.  The original article was published by […]
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 […]
November 12, 2019

The danger of compulsory component-level SEP licensing for Europe

[Brussels, 12.11.2019] According to Francisco Mingorance, Executive Secretary, IP Europe: “Component-level licensing is not about increasing access to standards or the advance of technology or fairness […]
November 12, 2019

Promoting respect for IP as a reciprocity requirement in public procurement

Speaking today at a European Parliament event on “IP in International Trade” Ruben Bonét, CEO of Fractus and Chairman of IP Europe SMEs Chapter, said: “European […]
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 26, 2018

IP Europe looks forward to working with new Commission Expert Group on Standard Essential Patents

[Brussels: Friday, 26 October 2018] Francisco Mingorance, Executive Secretary of IP Europe, commented on the European Commission’s announcement of its expert group on licensing and valuation of […]
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 […]