Patents. Open standards. Progress.

IP Europe represents the views of a wide spectrum of innovative organisations with a shared stake in the success of a collaborative innovation ecosystem built on patents and open standards. We are deeply convinced that this system benefits European companies large and small and European society as a whole by incentivising private investment in R&D-intensive technology that is accessible to everyone and critical to European competitiveness.

You can learn more about our priorities by clicking on the subject links below. We’ve also created an infographic of the IP Europe Policy Recommendations 2019-2024, which we presented to the European Commission at the start of its latest mandate.

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At IP Europe we believe in the collaborative approach to technology development, which relies on IP licensing with fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms and conditions. The IP Europe blog provides information and insights about how open standards and FRAND deliver the cutting-edge technologies that are the foundation of the European digital economy and economic, environmental and social progress.

The IP Europe blog does not necessarily reflect the position of any individual IP Europe member.
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 […]
October 5, 2022

Momentum for licensing mobile technology in auto sector grows

Last month, news broke that several of the largest vehicle manufacturers in Europe and Asia have joined the Avanci patent licencing platform. Joining the Avanci platform […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 5, 2022

Momentum for licensing mobile technology in auto sector grows

Last month, news broke that several of the largest vehicle manufacturers in Europe and Asia have joined the Avanci patent licencing platform. Joining the Avanci platform […]
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 […]
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 […]