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​Great opportunity for SMEs to have a say in SEP licensing for 5G and IoT

02 November 2018

The draft CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) "Principles and guidance for licensing Standard Essential Patents in 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), including the Industrial Internet" is open for consultation

The draft CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) Principles and guidance for licensing Standard Essential Patents in 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), including the Industrial Internet is open for consultation:

The text of the CWA is now made available for public review and commenting until 13 December 2018.

"After its kick-off meeting on 6 October 2017, the Workshop has brought together the 5G/Internet of Things (IoT) technology (vertical) user communities and the 5G/IoT technology provider (horizontal) communities to discuss and outline licensing best practices and a Code of Conduct for licensing industry Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). Its outcome seeks to reflect and balance the legitimate needs of both communities and so ensure fair and efficient licensing in the IoT," says a CEN-CENELEC announcement.