November 16, 2020

A review of SDO IPR Policies: Do they require component level licensing?

By Richard Vary, Bird & Bird Takeaway  Must owners of IP rights (IPR) that may be essential to standards offer licenses of their essential IPR to each […]
March 30, 2020

Statement on the EU Horizontal Guidelines consultation

Annex – IP Europe’s responses to relevant questions in the Public Questionnaire IP EUROPE’s COMMENTS ON THE EU COMPETITION RULES ON HORIZONTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENTS IP Europe […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 12, 2019

Practical guidance for businesses interested in making 5G and IoT connected products

[Brussels: Wednesday, 12 June 2019] Developers of cellular telecommunications standards – including Ericsson, InterDigital, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm – have teamed-up with leading consumer electronics brands like […]
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, […]
October 11, 2018

IP Europe successfully developed a guide for wireless technology licensing

Sixty-day public comment period open until 13 December 2018 [Brussels: Thursday, 11 October 2018] IP Europe – the coalition of IP intensive companies – and 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 […]
June 18, 2018

Specifications for the 5G cellular network released

 ‘Next generation’ wireless network to enable a radical increase in up and download speeds, and new applications that require ‘real-time’ response
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 […]