The Commission has created the group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents (SEPs) as announced in its Communication of November 2017. The Commission has now also opened the call for applications for members of the group. Deadline to apply is 20 August 2018.

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The aim of the group is to increase expertise and know-how about the determination of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms, as well as the sound valuation of intellectual property, also in the context of the digitisation of the economy.

The group will be composed of up to 15 members. It will include independent experts and members representing stakeholder interests. Applications to join the group can be submitted up to 20 August 2018.

The intention to create the group was first announced in November 2017, in the Commission's Communication setting out the EU approach to standard essential patents.

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