Mechanical Engineering

Wording patent applications for inventions in the field of mechanical engineering requires a particular ability to define technology in words. In many cases, there is no generally accepted terminology relating to a particular mechanical invention. On the other hand, if accepted terminology exists, the use of such terminology may limit the patent’s scope of protection unduly, because some of these words may imply additional features that are not required to protect the invention. In some cases, it may be appropriate to use functional wording in the application to give the patent a broad scope of protection.

Our patent attorneys not only have detailed knowledge of German and European case law setting out the limits of functional wording, but are also familiar with, in some cases conflicting, legal opinions in other countries, for example in the USA. Our patent attorneys’ technical expertise in relation to patent infringement cases in the field of mechanical engineering ensure that patent applications are drafted with particular accuracy and that your invention enjoys the best possible scope of protection.

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BARDEHLE defends patent owned by Rogers Germany GmbH before German Federal Patent Court

By judgment dated April 10, 2018 (docket no. 3 Ni 29/16 (EP)), the German Federal Patent Court…

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Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): Features not protectable by design law, if, from an objective point of view, they have been chosen solely on the basis of considerations of functionality (Judgment of March 8, 2018, Case C-395/16 – DOCERAM)

Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): The appearance of a product is only solely dictated…

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FCJ, Judgment of October 24, 2017 - “Trommeleinheit” [Drum Unit] – court docket: X ZR 55/16, GRUR-Prax 2018, 50

German Federal Court of Justice rules on the distinction between repair and reconstruction when…

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German Federal Court of Justice on claims for recall and removal in Germany in case of acts performed abroad (BGH, judgment “Abdichtsystem” of May 16th, 2017 – Case X ZR 120/15)

Sales completely performed abroad may under certain circumstances constitute patent infringement in…

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Pronomic wins its case with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG against Expresso at second instance as well

Press release of March 7, 2016

The Regional Court of Mannheim had ruled at first instance (docket…

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