Last week, C4IP’s Board of Directors published an opinion piece in the Brussels Morning News on new regulations proposed by the European Commission, which would establish a “Competency Centre” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to govern the standard-essential patents (SEPs) that cover shared tech industry practices.
In the piece, C4IP’s board argues that creating this Competency Centre would reduce the enforceability of SEPs and introduce uncertainty to standards-implemented innovation in Europe and America. They add that if implemented, this proposed policy could stunt tech inventorship and empower America and the EU’s geopolitical rivals to further erode IP rights.
“European Union citizens need to speak up to protect their technology innovation sector — before it is too late.”
Read the full op-ed here: “The European Commission is set to undermine the continent’s tech industry”