- SEP licensing disputes prompts EU efforts to reduce friction
- Action Plan on IP—questions and answers
- Why is IP important for the EU economy and its recovery?
- Why is the Commission proposing a new Action Plan?
- How will the Action Plan support the green and digital transitions?
- How will the Action Plan support the efforts to overcome the ongoing coronavirus pandemic?
- Is there a link between the Action Plan and the Commission’s Pharmaceutical Strategy?
- Improving the protection of IPR
- What will the Commission do in order to improve the protection of IPR in the EU?
- What is the Unitary Patent and what are is benefits?
- Is the SPC system still fit for purpose?
- Why is the Commission proposing to modernise design protections?
- What is the Commission proposing as regards the EU system of GIs?
- How does the Action Plan address new digital technologies like AI or blockchain and what does it say about data?
- Boosting the uptake and deployment of IP
- How will the Action Plan support SMEs?
- How will the ‘IP voucher’ support SMEs?
- How will the Action Plan support access to finance by SMEs relying on IP?
- What will the IP Action Plan do to support the R&I community?
- Facilitating the access and sharing of IP
- Why do we need to facilitate IP access and sharing?
- Why is the Commission considering action regarding SEPs?
- Improving the enforcement of IPR
- How does the Commission plan to step up the fight against counterfeiting and piracy?
- What is the EU Toolbox against counterfeiting about?
- What is the role of the European Observatory on Infringements of IPR in reducing IP infringements?
- Promoting a global level playing field
- How will the Action Plan address the need for fair play at global level on IP?
MLex: Licensing disputes relating to standard essential patents (SEPs) will see the European Commission (the Commission) ‘facilitate industry-led initiatives to reduce frictions and litigations among players in specific sectors’. The Commission’s recent Intellectual Property (IP) Action Plan states that in the medium-to-long term the Commission will consider ’reforms to further clarify and improve the framework governing the declaration, licensing and enforcement of SEPs’.
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