ICLE Scholars on SEPs in the EU

IPWatchdog – ICLE President and Founder Geoffrey Manne, Director of Competition Policy Dirk Auer; Director of Innovation Policy Kristian Stout, and Associate Director of Legal Research Ben Sperry, ICLE were cited by IP Watchdog in a story about comments the institute submitted to the European Commission regarding standard-essential patents. You can read full story here.

Four scholars with the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) have sent comments to the European Commission urging against any changes to the EU’s legal framework for licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) that would limit SEP holders’ ability to seek injunctions against alleged infringers. The ICLE scholars write: “It is simply not helpful for a regulatory body to impose a particular vision of licensing negotiations if the goal is more innovation and greater ultimate returns to consumers.”