April 19. 2024. 8:16

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The EU SEP Regulation: Exploring its implications


In April 2023, the European Commission proposed a new framework for Standard Essential Patents (SEP).

The proposed SEP Regulation aims to streamline SEPs licensing by improving transparency about SEPs. It also seeks to reduce information imbalances between SEPs holders and SEPs implementers, and to facilitate the agreement on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licenses.

The SEP Regulation Conference delved into the EU’s SEP Regulation, which has sparked debate since its release.

This report examines the new SEP framework and its implications across different areas.

  • Europe’s Standard Essential Patents system lacks transparency, says former judge

    News | Advocacy Lab Content | Next-generation infrastructure 23-02-2024

    Est. 6min

    Europe’s Standard Essential Patents system lacks transparency regarding FRAND licenses, said Christopher Vajda KC, a former judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, he remarked that legal tactics often take prominence over legal substance.

  • The EU SEP Regulation: A Proportionate Step in the Right Direction

    Opinion | Promoted content | Technology 23-02-2024

    Est. 7min

    The proposed EU SEP Regulation is a form of “light-touch”, proportionate regulation to enhance transparency and predictability and offer non-binding expert opinions, that should, on balance, benefit EU industry and consumers.