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Group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents (E03600)
Active
Group which operates on a permanent basis
Abbreviation:
SEPs Group
Policy Area:
Enterprise
Internal Market
Lead DG:
GROW - DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Associated DG:
COMP - DG Competition
CNECT - DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
JRC - Joint Research Centre
TRADE - DG Trade
Type:
Formal, Permanent
Scope:
Limited
Mission:
Deepen the expertise on evolving industry practices related to the licensing of standard essential patents in the context of the digitalisation of the economy, the sound valuation of intellectual property and the determination of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory ("FRAND") licensing terms
Task:
(a) to facilitate an exchange of experience and good practice in the field of licensing and valuation of Standard Essential Patents ("SEPs"); (b) to provide the Commission with the necessary economic, legal and technical expertise regarding evolving industry practices related to the licensing of SEPs, the sound valuation of intellectual property, and the determination of FRAND licensing terms; (c) to assist the Commission in the monitoring of SEP licensing markets to inform any policy measures that may be required for ensuring a balanced framework for smooth, efficient and effective licensing of SEPs; and (d) to assist the Commission in obtaining information on licensing and valuation practices in accordance with the Communication from the Commission on Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents.
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Contact:
Grow-F5@ec.europa.eu
Publication in RegExp:
02 Jul 2018
Creating Act:
Commission Decision C(2018) 4161 of 5th July 2018 setting up a group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents
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Last updated:
05 Jul 2018
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