Fabian Demicoli

Public Consultation on Patents and Standards

 The objective
of this consultation is to gather information and views on the interplay
between standardisation and intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents.

Standardisation
is the voluntary process of developing technical specifications based on
consensus among the interested parties. Standard setting takes place in the
European and International Standardisation Organizations (ETSI, CEN, CENELEC,
ITU, ISO, IEC) but also in other organizations and fora or consortia on
national, European or international level.
Many standards comprise technologies
that are patent protected. Public authorities and the standardisation community
have developed rules and practices to ensure the efficient licensing of these
standard-related patents.

The purpose of
this consultation is to allow stakeholders interested in standardisation
involving patents, to bring to the Commission's attention their views on

how the current framework governing
standardisation involving patents performs and on

how it should evolve to ensure that
standardization remains efficient and adapted to the fast-changing economic and
technological environment

The European
Commission has the task of ensuring that the European Union's internal market
functions efficiently. Therefore harmonisation standards are particularly
important for the EU. Furthermore, an efficiently performing standardization
system is crucial for the EU's objectives in the areas of industry policy,
innovation, services and technological development.

 

 

 

The
consultation will close on 31 January 2015

For further
information and to submit your contribution kindly visit:

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/industrial-competitiveness/industrial-policy/intellectual-property-rights/patents-standards/public-consultation/index_en.htm

 

 

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