November 25, 2021

Présentation du blog d’IP Europe

Chez IP Europe, nous croyons en l’avenir de la méthode de développement technologique basée sur les normes ouvertes. Cette approche suppose que des entreprises du monde […]
November 23, 2021

More headaches for IEEE – this time with ISO…

In the past few months IEEE has been hit by not just one, but two, failures to get its specifications recognised by the international standards development […]
November 16, 2021

“Royalty-free” standards are not free of costs: AV1 as a case study

Often the term “royalty-free” is promulgated as a unique selling point of open source and some standards. The assumption of the uninitiated is that this means […]
November 11, 2021

IP Europe welcomes European Parliament report on an IP Action Plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience

IP Europe commends the European Parliament for once again supporting a strong intellectual property framework which enables European companies to secure fair returns for their technology […]
November 9, 2021

5G and Green Energy

Today’s blog considers the role that wireless technology can be expected to play in achievement of climate change goals and the European Green Deal.  In our […]
November 2, 2021

New article: The Lords of the Ringtones – will one king rule the technology standards of the future?

A question not asked enough is, what is the long-term future of standardised technologies?  If you were to look into a magical crystal ball, what would you […]
October 28, 2021

Leadership change at IP Europe

Francisco Mingorance has announced that he will step down from his role as Executive Secretary of IP Europe to concentrate on other projects, including his roles […]
October 26, 2021

How Hold-out Threatens President von der Leyen’s Vision for the EU

On September 15, 2021, during the EU State of the Union address, President Ursula von der Leyen set forth a long-term vision for the European economy and […]
October 19, 2021

Will IEEE finally admit the errors of its 2015 patent policy changes?

The best advice one can often give to someone in a hole is to stop digging, but it seems that IEEE just can’t put down its […]
October 12, 2021


Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times. The imperative to improve the way that we collectively treat our planet has spawned a […]