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 […]
August 11, 2022

IP Europe welcomes the publication of the outcome of the UK IPO Call for Views on Standard Essential Patents and Innovation

BRUSSELS  – On 5 August 2022, the UK Intellectual Property Office published a Summary of the Responses to the Call for Views on Standard Essential Patents […]
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 […]
June 9, 2022

IP Europe welcomes the US government’s decision on SEPs

BRUSSELS – On 8 June 2022, the US government announced its decision not to issue the December 2021 Draft Policy Statement on Licensing Negotiations and Remedies […]
June 1, 2022

IP Europe Appoints Patrick McCutcheon as its New Managing Director Amid Key Moment for Communication Standards and IP Policy

BRUSSELS – IP Europe, a trade association that represents companies promoting a strong European innovation ecosystem, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick McCutcheon as […]
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 […]