Position papers

Our take on recent policy proposals

Position papers: Our take on recent policy proposals

September 26, 2017

EPO publication highlights the importance of patents for European SMEs

IP Europe’s SME Chair Fractus is included in a set of 12 case studies focusing on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe are using […]
September 10, 2017

Criticism of the IEEE Patent Policy

The IEEE rules: a threat to innovation and consumers This study (Keith Mallinson, September 2017) assesses the practical impact of changes made by the IEEE to […]
July 3, 2017

Video: Fractus CEO Rubén Bonet on the benefits of patents for European SMEs

June 27, 2017

IP Europe’s “SME Manifesto”

Driving growth for European innovators. A statement of policy, aims and practical support for European SMEs who invest in innovation: empowering these economically vital companies so they can help Europe become the world’s leading digital economy.
May 28, 2017

“License to All”: an unworkable approach

The EC has called for a balanced, fast, predictable, efficient and enforceable licensing approach that ensures a fair return on investment for patent holders and enables […]
May 10, 2016

IP Enforcement Consultations: IP Europe Recommendations for SMEs

IP Europe calls for updated enforcement rules with a comprehensive SME chapter that reduces their enforcement cost and court fees, provides for full reimbursement of costs […]
October 15, 2015

Creating a global level playing field for innovators

IP Europe believes that trade agreements, including T-TIP, should promote patent quality and limit onerous forum shopping or rules that encourage patent “trolling” like in the […]
September 18, 2015

Why we need a Unified Patent Court in Europe

IP Europe forcefully supports the rapid entry into force of the UPC agreement. The Unified Patent Court will offer a carefully balanced solution reflecting the fundamental […]
September 17, 2015

IPR Policies of European Standards Development Organisations

The standard development system in Europe is vibrant. It supports innovation and yields significant benefits for industry and consumers alike. Strong patent protection is needed to […]