Darts-IP released new landmark report on PAE activity in Europe (2007-17) providing evidence of targeted abuse of Europe’s patent legal system.

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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 65 companies. IP2Innovate wants justice for innovators to help unleash innovation’s full potential.

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Balanced patent legal system crucial for safeguarding Europe’s leadership in AI

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With its new Strategy on Artificial Intelligence the EU wants to maximise the benefits of this technology and strengthen Europe’s competitiveness. The initiative, unveiled by the European Commission on 25 April, reaffirms Europe’s potential to become a leading power on AI: Europe has a strong industrial base, a large academic research community and successful AI start-ups. The proposed EU approach combining investments, industrial competitiveness policies and a stable regulatory framework has the goal to build public acceptance of AI and further accelerate innovation in the region. While Europe is clearly on the right track to become a competitive market power on AI, this progress can be undermined by existing imbalances of Europe’s patent legal system.

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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