News:

1. “Interpretation of Patents in Europe/Application of Art. 69 EPC” – a new IP book by Dr. Jochen Pagenberg and Prof. William Cornish

Patent Law:

2. Federal Supreme Court on method features in product claims (“Driving mechanism for a Trolley”/“Rangierkatze” – X ZR 14/02)
Reported by Dr. Frank Peterreins

3. Federal Supreme Court on damage claims of the alleged infringer due to unjustified assertion of patent rights (“Detection Device II”/“Detektionsvorrichtung II” – X ZR 72/04)
Reported by Dr. Frank Peterreins

4. Federal Supreme Court decides 16 year long battle on patent infringement – BMW vs. VW (“Automobile Side Mirror”/“Seitenspiegel” – X ZR 76/04)
Reported by Dr. Frank Peterreins

5. Federal Supreme Court on “cherry picking” regarding original disclosure of technical features (“Coke Oven Door”/“Koksofentür” – X ZR 17/02)
Reported by Dr. Frank Peterreins

6. Federal Supreme Court: No destruction claim in case of contributory patent infringement (“Extracoronal Attachment”/“Extrocoronales Geschiebe” – X ZR 79/04)
Reported by Dr. Frank Peterreins

Trademark Law:

7. OHIM changes practice as to “cooling-off period”
Reported by Peter Munzinger

8. European Court of Justice confirms case law on the criteria pertaining to threedimensional marks
Reported by Claus Eckhartt

Published on
May 2006
Author
Jochen Pagenberg
Attorney-at-Law, Of Counsel
Claus M. Eckhartt
Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Prof. William Cornish
Dr. Frank Peterreins