The European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on standard essential patents [COM(2023) 232 final
2023/0133 (COD)] (“SEP Regulation”) reflects industry realities and recognises that SEP licensing is currently inefficient, unpredictable, and non-transparent, which in turn hinders Europe’s competitiveness and innovation.
While the current version of the draft SEP Regulation may require amendments to clarify some of the provisions, we believe the proposal is a meaningful step towards creating a fair, transparent, and predictable licensing environment for licensing SEPs.
- The FSA welcomes the European Commission’s proposed SEP Regulation
- The SEP Regulation provides a timely response to urgent and necessary SEPs licencing reform
- If clarified and amended where appropriate, the SEP Regulation will enhance fairness, transparency,
and predictability in the licensing of SEPs