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IP Reports, Patent Prosecution
Filing of divisional patent applications after publication of the mention of the grant under the European Patent Convention

Decision J 01/24 of the Legal Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office dated April 16, 2024

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Paris, Patent Litigation, Unfair Competition Law
Olympic & Paralympic Games: Paris IP Court is Ready to Play

Mobilization of Paris Intellectual Property Judges during the Olympic & Paralympic Games

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IP Reports, Patent Litigation
UPCA not applicable in national infringement proceedings – Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe, judgment dated February 14, 2024, docket no.: 6 U 232/22

Bringing the UPCA into force does not (yet) render obsolete national patent infringement proceedings…

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Streitfälle werden immer komplexer

Der neue Unified Patent Court (UPC) erweist sich als echter Gamechanger, der auch für…

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IP Reports, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity, Patent Prosecution
G1/22 and G2/22: Happy Claimants of Priorities and disappointed Opponents

The recent decisions G1/22 and G22 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the European Patent…

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IP Reports, Oppositions and Nullity
Referral G 1/23 (T 438/19): clarification on how to construe G 1/92?

This appeal concerns the decision of the Opposition Division rejecting the opposition against…

UPC News
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UPC News, Munich, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity, Chemistry, Pharma & Life Sciences
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG represents 10x Genomics in first UPC preliminary injunction hearing against NanoString

On September 5 and 6, the first preliminary injunction hearing before the Unified Patent Court,…

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UPC, UPC News, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf, Paris, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity, Patent Prosecution
We are front runners at the UPC

… ready to act with a proven track record

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IP Reports, Patent Litigation, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Patent Prosecution
Updated IP Report on draft SEP Regulation

A little over a month after the draft of an SEP Regulation of the European Commission was leaked,…

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IP Reports, Patent Litigation, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Patent Prosecution
Leak of Draft Impact Assessment and Draft SEP Regulation

On March 24, 2023, a draft by the European Commission of a Regulation on Standard Essential Patents…

UPC News
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UPC News, Patent Litigation
UPC Protective Brief – why implementers should consider it

Preliminary injunctions (PI) can be ordered without hearing the defendant (ex parte). Learn why…

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UPC News, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity
EPO Opposition and UPC Revocation Action

With the UPC coming into force soon, a new option to attack the validity of a bundle patent will…

UPC News
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UPC News, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity, Patent Prosecution
Supplementary protection certificates in the system of the Unified Patent Court

Same same but different – Supplementary protection certificates in the system of the Unified Patent…

UPC News
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UPC News, Patent Litigation
Period of limitation under the UPCA

Who has not heard the saying: “Those who are late, will be punished by life itself.”? This phrase,…

UPC News
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UPC News, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity, Patent Prosecution
Jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court

The proverb says: “All roads lead to Rome.” This is probably meant to allude to the fact that Rome…

UPC News
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UPC News, Patent Litigation, Oppositions and Nullity, Patent Prosecution
UPC: Court fees and cost reimbursement

During the transitional period, owners of European Patents have the choice whether to assert their…

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UPC News, Patent Litigation, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Patent Prosecution
The UPC and license agreements

With the imminent start of the new European court system, the underlying legal framework will also…

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IP Reports, Patent Prosecution
Amending the description prior to grant of a European patent – recent developments (EPO, Boards of Appeal, Decisions T 1989/18 and T 1444/20)

The two recent decisions may help applicants in avoiding extensive adaptations of the description…