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ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 14 October 2013

ETSI has published the first five specifications on Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV). This is a major milestone towards the use of NFV to simplify the roll-out of new network services, reduce deployment and operational costs and encourage innovation.


ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 27 June 2013

The ETSI IPR Special Committee (IPR SC) met at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France from 18-20 June 2013, during which the topics of transfer of patent ownership, injunctive relief, reciprocity, and dispute about whether licensing terms and conditions are Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) were discussed. 


Brussels, 30 May 2013

High-level representatives of the European Standardization Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI), the European Commission, business and industry organisations, and other key stakeholders of the European Standardization System took part in the European Conference on SMEs and Standardization, which was held in Brussels this week. The general consensus was that further efforts are needed to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with accurate and up-to-date information about different kinds of standards, as well as to encourage and support SMEs' involvement in developing and drafting European and international standards.

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ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 6 May 2013

The ETSI IPR Special Committee met in Mainz, Germany, for 3 days in April 2013, during which the topics of Transfer of patent ownership, Reciprocity, FRAND conditions and Injunctive Relief were discussed. The meeting was attended by a large number of ETSI Members, as well as representatives of the European Commission, the US Department of Justice, and the US Federal Trade Commission.


Dublin, Ireland - 14 February 2013

At their meeting in Dublin this week, the European Standards Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) agreed that they will maintain and intensify their collaboration with a view to aligning their standards, which is necessary in order to facilitate trade in both goods and services between Europe and the USA. This collaboration is set to become increasingly important as the European Union and United States are about to begin negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.