IP Europe is a coalition of European innovators advocating for policies that incentivise investments in the creation of new technologies and businesses.

From global technology leaders and research institutes creating the technologies that underpin the 5G cellular standard, to innovative SMEs which rely on their patent portfolios to grow, IP Europe gives a voice to organisations that recognise the value of IP in fostering innovation, growth and jobs.

We work to ensure the vital importance of intellectual property to the European digital and knowledge-based economy is recognized and valued. We advocate for EU policies to support a world-leading innovation ecosystem. According to data from the EUIPO and the EPO, 45% of economic activity and 38.9% of employment in the EU – as many as 83.3 million jobs – are generated by IP-intensive companies.

Managing Director: Patrick McCutcheon, patrick.mccutcheon@ipeurope.org Secretariat: c/o Instinctif Partners Brussels, secretariat@ipeurope.org


To make Europe the world’s leading digital ecosystem by promoting the enactment of policies that support the virtuous circle of innovation and investment in new technologies and businesses.


To promote policies that support a strong European innovation ecosystem and drive growth, job creation and the emergence of new European technologies, businesses and markets.

In particular by:

  • Working to ensure that all innovators can receive a fair return on their investments in developing new solutions, to encourage further research and development.
  • Supporting innovative SMEs to effectively use IP rights and to develop strong portfolios, so they can attract capital, grow, create jobs and compete in Europe and globally.
  • Safeguarding the vital system for the open development of wireless technology standards, which promotes innovation while balancing the rights and obligations of technology providers and implementers.