NPEs: hiding ownership and gaming the system
The lack of transparency around NPEs marks a serious problem for the European patent system, argues Patrick Oliver of IP2Innovate.
The problem with patents - interview with professor Valerio Sterzi
Valerio Sterzi is on a mission. Ever since his undergraduate days at Bocconi University in Milan, he has been fascinated by the economics of innovation. At first he had great faith in patents as a tool for fostering innovation.
Abuse of Patent Enforcement in Europe. How Can Start-ups and Growth Companies Fight Back? – Interview with Krista Rantasaari
On Friday the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the EU will invite member states to support a declaration regarding startups that seeks to create common standards in areas such as access to finance and social inclusion. Ms Rantasaari feels that patent issues are missing from this otherwise useful initiative.
Towards a More Orderly Application of Proportionality to Patent Injunctions in the European Union
In the paper by Professor Sikorski, titled: Towards a more orderly application of proportionality to patent injunctions in the EU, he proposes changes needed to safeguard Europe’s patent system from abuse by opportunistic PAEs.