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23 November 2017

ICT patent players want a higher bar for CII grants, report finds; but worries emerge about SME IP awareness

EU-funded CIFRA research project (Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation) has recently published the results of a broad consultation across the ICT value chain designed to assess different experts’ perceptions of the most…

13 November 2017

Crucial Commission SEP licensing meeting ends without resolution, providing temporary relief to owners

A meeting held last Friday inside the European Commission between various directorates-general that was supposed to finalise the wording of a keenly-anticipated Communication on the licensing of standard essential patents broke up without resolution…

09 November 2017

Ahead of key Commission meeting, group sponsored by US BigTech hopes for SEP licensing win

The head of one of the organisations involved in lobbying around the keenly anticipated European Commission Communication on the licensing of standards essential patents has told IAM he is optimistic that the final draft of the paper will deliver a…

09 November 2017

As the UPC falters, single EU supplementary protection certificates are now in serious doubt

These days one could be forgiven for questioning the significance of the European Commission’s ongoing public consultation on the potential creation of a single, EU-wide supplementary protection certificate (SPC). First proposed in late 2015, the…

06 November 2017

European Commission on verge of upending long-established mobile communications licensing practices

A fundamental change to SEP licensing related to mobile communications technology is on the verge of being proposed by the European Commission. According to IP Europe – a coalition of IP intensive, R&D companies including Orange, Ericsson and Nokia …

26 October 2017

European Commission DGs square up in crucial fight over SEP licensing guidelines

A battle is waging inside the European Commission over the wording of a Communication due to be issued at the end of next month on transparency in SEP/FRAND licensing. The text is scheduled to include a list of what the Commission considers to be…

12 October 2017

There'll be no easy bedding-in for António Campinos at the EPO; he'll have to hit the ground running

The news that António Campinos has been chosen to succeed Benoît Battistelli as president of the European Patent Office should not have come as a huge surprise to IAM’s readers. We predicted it might happen back in July. But the speed of the…

19 September 2017

The US's BigTech elite will find it tough to set the patent agenda in Europe

Google is set to appeal the European Commission’s decision to impose a €2.4 billion fine after a finding that the company had abused its dominant position by manipulating search results to favour its own comparison shopping site. In a press release…

19 September 2017

Microsoft v Motorola judge criticises recent UK Unwired Planet SEP licensing decision

US district court judge James Robart has taken aim at the decision handed down by Justice Colin Birss in the high profile London High Court SEP/FRAND case of Unwired Planet v Huawei, decided earlier this year. Speaking at the annual IPO meeting in…

12 September 2017

Preparing for Brexit - analysis of the European Commission's position paper on key IP issues

Last week the European Commission published a Brexit position paper on dealing with intellectual property issues raised by the UK’s departure from the European Union – which is scheduled to happen at the end of March 2019. The paper focused on…

01 August 2017

Rights holders need to keep faith in standard-essential patents

Despite uncertainty over the value of standard-essential patents, careful analysis of major patent markets around the world shows that they can still pay off for rights holders

01 August 2017

Above and beyond

The IP Hall of Fame Academy selected four outstanding individuals to be the induction class of 2017

28 July 2017

Conversant's London SEP suit underlines Europe’s growing appeal for FRAND licensing disputes

The growing status of London’s High Court as a venue of choice for licensing disputes involving standard essential patents (SEPs) was reinforced this week when Conversant filed a lawsuit against ZTE and Huawei, accusing the Chinese telecoms giants…

22 June 2017

The UPC will not get started in 2017 and don't bet too much on it happening in 2018 either

It’s been a big political week in the UK. On Monday, David Davis, the government minister overseeing the Brexit process, finally had his first formal meeting with Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator for the EU27, so beginning the discussions around…

20 June 2017

Future watching, convergence, US optimism, UPC doubts and more: Day Two IPBC Global 2017

After two and a half jam-packed days, IPBC Global 2017 has finally come to an end. Before IAM’s editorial team splits up to return to London, Hong Kong and Washington DC, we will offer a few bold predictions about what’s to come in the IP market…