Region: European Union

The US may have left it too late to take FRAND leadership

Kathi Vidal and Chris Coons clearly see standards as a pivotal issue and have made no secret of their concerns about the proposed EU SEP licensing regulation, but they are constrained in how far and how quickly they can act

03 August 2023

European innovators embrace the Unitary Patent

The new unitary IP right is proving highly popular with EU-based entities, especially in the Nordic countries

25 July 2023

UPC adds to need for EPO patent quality improvement, says Siemens’ IP chief

Beat Weibel speaks exclusively to IAM about the future of the Industry Patent Quality Charter

17 July 2023

UPC attracts flood of protective letters in its opening weeks

Pre-emptive letters may have an especially important role to play at the new court

14 July 2023

UPC looks set for first antitrust spat in unusual life sciences dispute

The plot continues to thicken in 10x Genomics’ multi-faceted spat with NanoString

13 July 2023

The EUIPO must understand what taking on SEPs will mean

Any notion that the plans set out in DG GROW’s controversial regulation can be quietly implemented for an audience of largely supportive stakeholders will not survive contact with reality

13 July 2023

Apple voting rights expansion triggers 3GPP rule change

To avoid ‘arms race’ among members, world’s most important group of Standards Development Organisations set to introduce new restrictions

10 July 2023

Huawei files UPC suit to ramp up pressure in Netgear SEP dispute

Chinese patentee is seeking to boost patent revenues from Wi-Fi 6 portfolio and other new segments

05 July 2023

How life sciences companies are embracing the UPC

Pharma, biotech and medical device companies have surprised the patent community with their dominance of early proceedings at the new court

04 July 2023

UPC’s early cases suggest Munich becoming the focal point of European patent litigation

Initial surge in filings drops off as court clocks only one additional action since the first day

20 June 2023

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