Europe needs a robust, balanced and flexible patent legal system!
IP2Innovate is a new and rapidly growing coalition of small and large companies that create innovative products and services in Europe and collectively hold thousands of European patents, as well as European industry groups that represent over 35 companies. IP2Innovate wants justice for innovators to help unleash innovation’s full potential.
All patents need strong safeguards. Not just a few.Press Release
Brussels, 30 November
Without rigorous implementation of new safeguards to all patents, international patent trolls will continue their corrosive impact on Europe’s patent legal system. The European Commission yesterday took an essential first step in recognising the problem of patent trolling and abusive lawsuits in Europe, but fell short of a fully inclusive approach. The IP Package of 29 November proposes a series of important safeguards to prevent further abuse of the patent legal system in Europe. These include reaffirmation of the proportionality principle so judges to grant adapted remedies and not issue automatic injunctions; better implementation of fee shifting; and increased transparency of patent litigation data.
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