Region: European Union

How the EC’s SEP licensing regulation will harm SMEs

As things stand, the only winners from the proposals will be deep pocket implementers – but there may be a way out of the mess

06 April 2023

SEP owners have a big fight on their hands to evade radical new EU regulation

Following the leak of draft rules, IAM travelled to Brussels to gauge the reaction of industry, lobbyists and lawmakers

01 April 2023

The European Commission’s SEP licensing plans are terrible on every level

Reported DG Grow proposals designed to make FRAND dealmaking in Europe more transparent, predictable and efficient are one-sided and poorly thought-through, so will do much more harm than good

30 March 2023

No such thing as ‘wait and see’ approach, warns UPC’s top judge as sunrise period begins

Court of Appeal President Klaus Grabinski speaks exclusively to IAM as three-month countdown to the Unified Patent Court gets underway

01 March 2023

The power of the unitary patent should be the UPC’s biggest draw

While the litigation system is attracting most of the attention, the new right has the potential to be more valuable than anything granted anywhere else in the world

23 February 2023

Unitary SPCs necessary to attract pharma to UPC/UP system, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier also shares his thoughts on the UPC and EPO patent quality in an exclusive IAM interview

22 February 2023

It is confirmed: the UPC will begin on 1 June of this year

Germany ratifies agreement, Sunrise Period to start on 1 March

17 February 2023

Greater transparency needed at the EPO, says Deutsche Telekom’s patent chief

Alexander Haertel talks about the Industry Patent Quality Charter, the UPC and German injunctions in an exclusive IAM interview

09 February 2023

EU escalates WTO anti-suit injunction dispute with China

European courts have pushed back against ASIs, but the European Commission is seeking a political fix

13 December 2022

BREAKING: UPC opening date delayed by two months

Sunrise period will now begin in March, with court set to launch in June

05 December 2022

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