Working Paper
Position statement on the European commission’s call for evidence for an impact assessment on standard-essential patents
07 July 2022
BY: NIKOLIC Igor, GALLI Niccolò, BOTTA Marco, CARROZZA Chiara, FILISTRUCCHI Lapo, INNOCENTI Niccolò, PARCU Pier Luigi, PISARKIEWICZ Anna Renata, ROSSI Maria Alessandra, SOLIDORO Silvia
On 14th February 2022, the European Commission published a ‘Call for evidence for an impact assessment’ (Call for Evidence) and Public Consultation related to a new framework for standard essential patents (SEPs). The Florence School of Regulation: Area Communications & Media (FSR C&M) of the European University Institute (EUI) is thankful for the opportunity to provide its feedback. Our team of researchers has significant research, policy and training experience in the areas of telecommunications regulation, standardisation and EU competition policy. In this paper, we focus on four specific points raised by the Call for Evidence: 1) the necessity and proportionalityof any SEP licensing policy measure; 2) the measures that increase the transparency of the SEP landscape; 3) the optimal level of licensing in the production chain; 4) the alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licenses. Our contribution aims to be a catalyst for the debate about the appropriate SEP licensing framework.
logo cadmus Read it on Cadmus Download in open access

LATEST FSR PUBLICATIONS

Working Paper
Having identified the basic characteristics of the current energy crisis and its particular shape in the European Union, three questions immediately arise. 1) If gas is at the ‘core’ of [...]
Technical Report
In this report we focus on the fundamentals of energy and climate policy as reformulated in the EU Green Deal. The 2022 edition includes updates following the publication of the [...]
Technical Report
Against the backdrop of the European Green Deal and the subsequent ‘Fit for 55’ Package, the basic infrastructures will have to become more sustainable over the course of their entire [...]
Other
Economic regulators of water and sanitation services (WSS) across Europe were originally established to address harmful consequences arising from the natural monopoly of the sector. This is reflected in their [...]
Other
The COVID-19 pandemic has almost forced the aviation industry to a halt in 2020, at least when it comes to the provision of passenger services: the number of active routes, [...]
Working Paper
We think that the electricity markets that were developed over the last two decades did what they were supposed to do during this crisis: through higher prices, they convey the [...]

Join our community

To meet, discuss and learn in the channel that suits you best.

scroll

top