Translation of “Sind Patente nur Papiertiger”?, Mitt. 2014, 439

Patents, whose legal validity is assumed generally and particularly in infringement proceedings, are in fact subject to a considerable risk of being declared invalid. The present contribution confirms this based on a statistical evaluation of the case law of the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Court of Justice in nullity matters in the period from 2010 to 2013. A broad discussion on the causes, effects and possible corrective measures seems to be necessary.

Veröffentlicht am
November 2014
Autor
Peter K. Hess
Patentanwalt, European Patent Attorney, Managing Partner
Prof. Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, Wirtschaftsmediator (MuCDR), Partner
Martin Wintermeier