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June 28, 2022

IP Europe contributes to the Japan Patent Office’s Revised Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents

On the 8 June 2022, IP Europe submitted its contribution to the Japan Patent Office’s Call for Opinion on the draft SEP Licensing Guide. We welcome […]
June 27, 2022

World SME Day – Open standards and the licensing of related patents help drive SMEs’ growth

On 27 June, we mark the World Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, established by the UN with the goal of raising public awareness about the […]
June 24, 2022

FTC Commissioners stake out different positions regarding the availability of ITC exclusion orders for SEPs

FTC Chair Lina Khan and FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter recently submitted comments regarding the public interest in an International Trade Commission (ITC) proceeding. Although they did […]
June 21, 2022

DOJ abandons Draft 2021 Statement and withdraws 2019 Statement on SEPs

What happened? The US DOJ, USPTO and NIST have announced that they have abandoned their proposed  Draft Policy Statement on Licensing Negotiations and Remedies for Standards-Essential […]
May 20, 2022

Rapid 5G uptake highlights lack of “hold-up” vs. “hold-out”

We recently celebrated World Telecommunications Day by noting the fantastic uptake of 5G technology. Sales of 5G-capable devices now outnumber their 4G counterparts. More than a […]
May 17, 2022

Open standards help 5G take off around the world

On this, World Telecommunications Day, IP Europe welcomes the fact that sales of 5G-capable devices now outnumber their 4G counterparts. 5G is faster, more reliable, and […]
May 11, 2022

Commission proposal on SEPs misses mark on “hold-outs”

The European Commission’s call for evidence in the context of plans for a new framework for standard-essential patents (SEPs) holds out the promise of increasing efficiency […]
April 26, 2022

World IP Day: Let’s celebrate the tech we love and the patents that make it possible

World Intellectual Property Day celebrates the crucial role IP plays in driving innovation in Europe and around the world. Intellectual property rights ensure people and companies […]
January 11, 2022

This is why the West Coast tech giants do not invest in the R&D necessary for 5G and 6G

Most of the contributions to the cellular standards come from the companies that design and build mobile networks. That business is characterized by high R&D costs […]
December 16, 2021

Redevances de licence SEP : qu’est-ce qui est juste et raisonnable ?

Nous pouvons utiliser un diagramme de Venn pour illustrer la problématique des redevances « équitables et raisonnables ».  Les redevances doivent : Refléter la valeur d’une invention dans […]