Newsroom

September 26, 2023

LIVE BLOG: Third-party comments on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate standard-essential patents (SEPs)  

A live blog collecting independent, third-party commentary of the European Commission's proposal on standard-essential patents.
September 27, 2023

What has a standard-essential patent done for me lately anyway?

What is a standard-essential patent--and what has one done for me lately?!
September 18, 2023

An Open letter to MEPs about the Commission’s Proposal to Regulate SEPs: If it Isn’t Broken, Don’t Try to Fix it!

Dear Honourable Member of the European Parliament, We are writing to you because the European Parliament – led by JURI, IMCO, and INTA – is being […]
August 11, 2023

Fail: Commission proposal on standard-essential patents (SEPs) would not deliver on its objectives

The European Commission's proposal on standard-essential patents (SEPs) will not deliver on the commission's stated objectives.
July 25, 2023

The European Commission can and should withdraw its controversial SEPs proposal  

The European Commission can and should withdraw its controversial proposal to regulate standard-essential patents (SEPs).
July 19, 2023

A (bad) solution in search of a problem – Part V – Data on SEP Licensing Disputes Do Not Support any Need for Another FRAND Conciliation Process  

Data on standard-essential patent licensing disputes do not support any need for (yet) another FRAND conciliation process.
July 18, 2023

A (bad) Solution in Search of a Problem – Part IV – More Information About Aggregate Royalties Will Not Facilitate SEP Licensing Negotiations

The European Commission says worries over aggregate royalty levels are a problem. The evidence doesn't support that claim.
June 30, 2023

A (bad) solution in search of a problem – Part  III – SEPs Licensing Not a Pressing Problem for SMEs  

SEP licensing is not a pressing problem for European SMEs.  
June 29, 2023

A (bad) solution in search of a problem – Part II – FRAND Litigation Data Do Not Support Need for Proposed EU SEPs Regulation

Global FRAND patent litigation data do not support EU SEPs proposal
June 28, 2023

A (bad) solution in search of a problem – Part I

Did the Commission cherry pick data to arrive at the conclusion it wanted to?