May 11, 2022

IP Europe Supports the European Commission’s Search for Efficiency and Balance in Standard Essential Patents but Misses Proposals to Minimise “Hold-Out” Tactics

BRUSSELS – Responding to the European Commission’s call for evidence for an impact assessment for a new framework for standard essential patents (SEPs), IP Europe welcomes […]
January 21, 2022

IP Europe welcomes the provisional application of the UPC Agreement

On Wednesday, after a sufficient number of Signatory States deposited their instruments of ratification, the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) […]
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 […]
May 4, 2021

Are assembly line shutdowns & NPEs*** (‘patent trolls’) looming ?

On the planned amendment of the patent law injunctive relief (§139 PatG).
March 26, 2021

Drohen Bandstillstände & NPEs*** („Patenttrolle“)?

Zur geplanten Novelle des patentrechtlichen Unterlassungsanspruchs (§139 PatG).
September 23, 2020

Deutschland: Änderungen des Patentrechts würden die Ausgaben für Forschung und Entwicklung, Arbeitsplätze und Innovation senken

„Machen Sie Deutschland nicht zu einem sicheren Hafen für Patentverletzer“, warnt die innovationsfreundliche Industriegruppe [Berlin, Mittwoch, 23. September] Die in Brüssel ansässige Industriegruppe IP Europe schlägt Alarm, […]
September 23, 2020

Germany: Changes to patent law would cut R&D spending, jobs, innovation

“Don’t make Germany a safe haven for patent infringers” warns pro-innovation industry group [Berlin, Wednesday, 23 September] The Brussels-based industry group IP Europe is sounding the alarm that […]
September 23, 2020

IP Europe welcomes US DOJ’s re-affirmation that end-device licensing is pro-competitive

[Brussels: 12, August, 2020] IP Europe welcomes the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s (DOJ) recent re-affirmation that licensing standard essential patents at the end-device level is […]
September 22, 2020

IP Europe welcomes Council Conclusions on importance of Intellectual Property

Economy Ministers state that the EU Intellectual Property Action Plan can “incentivize R&D investments and foster key technologies” [Brussels, 22 September 2020] Building on June’s European […]
June 12, 2020

IP Magazine: Strong IP rights are “necessary” to maintain EU 5G/6G/ leadership

The importance for the EU to maintain strong IP protections for 5G and 6G technologies is “necessary” in order to achieve the bloc’s 2025 connectivity objectives, […]