European Commission’s Leaked SEP Regulation Would Increase Costs for Innovators, Hurt EU Competitiveness, and Fail to Reduce Litigation

The European Commission is working on a legislative proposal that would regulate the licensing framework for standard-essential patents (SEPs). A regulatory proposal leaked to the press has already been the subject of extensive commentary (see herehere, and here). The proposed regulation apparently will include a complete overhaul of the current SEP-licensing system and will insert a new layer of bureaucracy in this area.

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