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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New report shows patent abuse is damaging digital innovation in Europe

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European innovation is increasingly under attack from patent assertion entities (PAEs) and particularly from US-based PAEs who now file the majority of PAE suits in Europe. This is the conclusion evident from the information presented by the world’s leading authority in intellectual property case law data, DARTS-IP, to Europe’s lawmakers, regulators and business leaders this evening. PAEs do not innovate and do not create and sell new products. Instead, they buy up patents and profit from asserting these patents against operating companies. In pursuing this model, PAEs can exploit certain aspects of Europe’s patent legal system to the detriment of Europe’s innovators and the European public.
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A robust legal system that protects innovators against abuse

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