September 23, 2020

IP Europe welcomes US DOJ’s re-affirmation that end-device licensing is pro-competitive

[Brussels: 12, August, 2020] IP Europe welcomes the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s (DOJ) recent re-affirmation that licensing standard essential patents at the end-device level is […]
October 11, 2018

World IP Review: EU standards bodies publish IoT and 5G FRAND principles

EU standards-setting organisations have today published six principles on the licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) in the realm of 5G and the internet of things (IoT). IP Europe, […]
November 16, 2017

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 […]
November 9, 2017

‘License to all’ will freeze innovation and destroy high tech jobs in 5G and IoT in Europe

A reinterpretation of the 2011 Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines through a Communication on 5G and IoT is unwarranted, and will have global effects stalling all licensing negotiations, […]
November 6, 2017

‘License to all’ is a ‘license to kill’ innovation and jobs in Europe

European Commission’s Communication on Standard Essential Patents threatens European innovation industry and technological progress
October 18, 2017

European companies depend on use-based pricing for IoT to compete against Silicon Valley giants

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 […]
September 27, 2017

ETSI IPR policy does not and never has required compulsory ‘License to All’

Dr. Bertram Huber is a legal expert who personally participated in elaborating and drafting the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy adopted by the European Telecommunications Standards […]
May 18, 2016

IEEE royalty rate fixing would probably breach EU competition law

Article by Professor Nicolas Petit, published on ssrn.com
May 4, 2016

Let’s keep Europe innovating!

We are accustomed to assume that companies taking the risk of creating new technologies can get a fair return on investment while manufactures that license the […]
April 13, 2016

IAM: No licensing under the new IEEE patent policy, say Ericsson and Nokia

Ericsson and Nokia have told IAM that they will not be making licensing commitments under the new patent policy introduced by the Institute of Electrical and […]