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 […]
July 20, 2021

World IP Day 2021: How can policymakers best support innovative European SMEs?

IP Europe co-hosted an informal webinar on World IP Day on 26 April 2021 featuring innovative SMEs from the telecommunications, wireless charging technology, and IOT sectors.  The event […]
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 11, 2020

World IP Review: European Commission IP chief foresees unitary patent system by 2021

The European Commission’s top IP official has predicted the establishment of a unitary patent system in Europe “before the end of next year”. The original article […]
November 12, 2019

Promoting respect for IP as a reciprocity requirement in public procurement

Speaking today at a European Parliament event on “IP in International Trade” Ruben Bonét, CEO of Fractus and Chairman of IP Europe SMEs Chapter, said: “European […]
June 19, 2019

IP Europe’s plan to help SMEs with IP-led growth strategies

Innovators, investors and EU Institutions discuss plans for delivery mechanism [Brussels, Wednesday 19 June] Today at IP Europe’s annual SME event, representatives of R&D intensive businesses […]
June 12, 2019

Practical guidance for businesses interested in making 5G and IoT connected products

[Brussels: Wednesday, 12 June 2019] Developers of cellular telecommunications standards – including Ericsson, InterDigital, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm – have teamed-up with leading consumer electronics brands like […]
January 16, 2019

European Parliament: Competitiveness boost by supporting IP-intensive enterprises through InvestEU

[Brussels, 16 January 2019]: The European Parliament voted today to mobilise almost EUR 700 billion for additional investments across the continent and boost the growth of […]
December 13, 2018

IP Europe welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to allocate funds to the InvestEU programme

[Brussels: 13 December 2018] Today, the European Parliament has voted in the BUDG and ECON committees to approve funding for the InvestEU programme, as part of […]
October 11, 2018

World IP Review: EU standards bodies publish IoT and 5G FRAND principles

EU standards-setting organisations have today published six principles on the licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) in the realm of 5G and the internet of things (IoT). IP Europe, […]