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 […]
November 29, 2017

IP Europe welcomes the European Commission Communication on Standard Essential Patent licensing

Reacting to the adoption of the Communication on SEP licensing, Francisco Mingorance, Executive Secretary of IP Europe, said:
November 27, 2017

Financial Times: Let the 5G games begin

Hear it from the experts Let our global subject matter experts broaden your perspective with timely insights and opinions you can’t find anywhere else. The original […]
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 9, 2017

EARTO voices concerns on EC plans towards a new Communication on SEPs

European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) published a position paper which provides input to the European Commission’s discussions on the licensing of standard essential […]