Darts-IP released new landmark report on PAE activity in Europe (2007-17) providing evidence of targeted abuse of Europe’s patent legal system.
IP2I calls for safeguards to ensure Europe’s patent system supports innovationPress Release
The goal of Europe's patent legal system is to support innovation and growth. But today’s patent system contains a number of imbalances that are being exploited by patent assertion entities (PAEs) that hijack the system through abusive litigation practices to the detriment of Europe's innovators and the public. In its most recent position paper, ‘Supporting Innovation in Europe Through a Balanced Patent System’, IP2Innovate calls on European policymakers to introduce safeguards to bring balance to Europe’s patent system and address the root causes of abusive PAE litigation practices. The paper is a detailed response to the IP Package published by the European Commission last November and provides recommendations in light of the Commission’s effort to develop further guidance on the Directive on the enforcement of IPR (IPRED).
Innovation is key to Europe’s prosperity
People benefit from innovation, enjoying new products and services
Innovations are at risk from low quality patents and abusive patent lawsuits
Innovators must be protected to improve our quality of life
Innovators want justice. Europe needs:
A robust legal system that protects innovators against abuse
A balanced legal system that works in the public interest
A flexible legal system that rewards innovators and provides appropriate protection