Patents and Standards
Document No: PUB 20H/15
In October 2014, the European Commission began a public consultation on patents and standards. The aim of this consultation was to gather information and views on interplay between standardisation and intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents. The purpose of the consultation was to allow stakeholders interested in standardisation involving patents to bring to the Commission’s attention their views on:
–how the current framework governing standardisation involving patents performs; and
–how it should evolve to ensure that standardisation remains efficient and adapted to the fast-changing economic and technological environment.