BRUSSELS — European patent troll boom spurs Google, Adidas, Intel & Daimler backed IP2Innovate to demand Commission “get tough with US patent trolls”. [IP Kat | 17.04.2017]

IP2Innovate is urging the European Commission to investigate the scale of the problem to better appreciate the risks to business and innovation and take steps to protect European innovators. 50% of lawsuits outside the US by patent assertion entities happen in Europe. The majority have been filed in Germany in the last past two years