October 16, 2023

Open letter to MEPs: The Commission’s SEPs proposal is an economic and legal danger zone

Dear Honourable Member of the European Parliament,  We, IP Europe, are writing to you again in the context of the European Parliament’s review of the European Commission’s […]
October 13, 2023

Celebrating World Standards Day  Under a Dark Cloud of Proposed EU Regulation 

We would normally want to celebrate World Standards Day, which takes place each 14th of October.   After all, global open standards such as Wi-Fi, 4G, […]
September 18, 2023

An Open letter to MEPs about the European Commission’s Proposal to Regulate SEPs: If it Isn’t Broken, Don’t Try to Fix it!

Dear Honourable Member of the European Parliament, We are writing to you because the European Parliament – led by JURI, IMCO, and INTA – is considering […]
August 11, 2023

Fail: Commission proposal on standard-essential patents (SEPs) would not deliver on its objectives

The European Commission's proposal on standard-essential patents (SEPs) will not deliver on the commission's stated objectives.
June 30, 2023

A (bad) solution in search of a problem – Part  III – SEPs Licensing Not a Pressing Problem for SMEs  

SEP licensing is not a pressing problem for European SMEs.  
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 […]
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 […]