Intellectual property – new framework for standard-essential patents

Deadline 09-05-2022

(Source European Commission)

Summary

A patent that protects technology essential to a standard is called a standard-essential patent (SEP). Patent-holders commit to licence their SEPs to users of the standard on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions. However, the system for licensing SEPs is not transparent, predictable and efficient.

This initiative will create a fair and balanced licensing framework and may combine legislative and non-legislative action.

Topic

Single market

Type of act

Proposal for a regulation

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