News and views on open standards and patents

Blog: News and views on open standards and patents

June 8, 2023

IP Europe Position Paper on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate standard-essential patents (SEPs)

IP Europe's position paper on the European Commission's proposed regulation of standard-essential patents.
April 27, 2023

IP Europe Regrets European Commission SEPs Proposal, Calls on Parliament and Council to Support European IP Leadership

BRUSSELS – 27 April, 2023 — IP Europe regrets the European Commission’s decision to propose a harmful and unbalanced Regulation on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) without […]
April 26, 2023

IP Europe Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2023 and the Contribution of Women Inventors to Open Standards

Intellectual property (IP) is sometimes described as the secret ingredient that underlies all sorts of modern technologies. More poetically, it has been hailed as the magic […]
April 3, 2023

European Parliament Question to the Commission on Standard-Essential Patents

Andreas Schwab (MEP) has tabled three questions to the European Commission on the topic of standard-essential patents (SEPs). The questions relate to the problem of hold-out […]
March 8, 2023

On International Women’s Day, IP Europe celebrates the invaluable role of women in innovation and technology

In recognition of 8 March as International Women’s Day 2023, IP Europe celebrates the invaluable role of women in innovation and technology and the clear societal […]
February 23, 2023

The 5G transformation in healthcare

Much of the narrative on the application of 5G technology has focused on its use in mobile devices. This is understandable, given the ubiquity of smartphones […]
October 14, 2022

World Standards Day

Standards enable people and companies to create products and services that are useful to consumers worldwide. World Standards Day celebrates the crucial role standards play in […]
August 29, 2022

5G/6G, G is for Green

Introduction  In recent years, but perhaps never more so than this summer, European societies have become more and more aware of the need to urgently address […]
August 24, 2022

The Bad Faith Case: Why Injunctions are the Result of Hold-out

A few weeks ago, a court in Munich, Germany issued injunctions against Chinese manufacturer OPPO for infringing a number of standard essential patents (SEPs) held by […]
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 […]