Region: European Union

US government confirms concerns over EC SEP licensing regulation

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo reveals that officials have told Brussels of worries about aspects of the proposed legislation

04 May 2023

There is still time for a rethink on the EU’s proposed SEP licensing regulation

Fiery language aimed at patent holders by DG Grow chief Thierry Breton cannot mask the lack of evidence supporting the need for legislation

04 May 2023

European Commission proposes unitary SPC as part of mixed bag of pharma IP reforms

Planned change will make UPC more attractive to life sciences companies

28 April 2023

Commissioner Breton takes aim at “bad faith” patent licensors as final SEP policy proposal released

Vague provision to exempt certain ‘use cases’ from the new framework last-minute addition

27 April 2023

New draft European Commission SEP regulation shows tweaks but no rewrite

Ahead of the anticipated official announcement now set for Thursday, an updated version has leaked - but the substance remains the same

25 April 2023

The European Commission’s SEP regulation would be a geostrategic liability for the EU

Saturday Opinion: As ESTI and key US players move to intervene, the geopolitical ramifications of the proposal start to show

22 April 2023

IP could deliver a very rare Brexit dividend

With the European Commission increasingly ambivalent about patents, the UK has an opportunity to take leadership in areas such as SEP licensing and the life sciences

20 April 2023

On both sides of the Atlantic, patent policy is dictated by deep pockets not evidence

In the US and Europe, immensely wealthy businesses that use technology created by others to drive their profits have succeeded in tilting the playing field in their favour

13 April 2023

The EU is worryingly ambivalent about IP

SEP/FRAND is not the only area where the European Commission is set to propose changes that weaken the rights of innovators

08 April 2023

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

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