Improvements in the user interface of electronic devices are oftentimes right on the borderline of what is technical.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On June 7, 2019, the highly controversial EU Copyright Directive ("Directive") came into force, requiring EU Member States to transpose its provisions into national law by June 7, 2021.
Standardised technology is nothing new nor is the tension between the need to comply with a standard in order to operate on a market and the need for a patentee to recoup...
This decision is a good reminder that the technical implementation of an otherwise non-technical method has to be rather specific to be patentable.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
The Lower House of the German Parliament (Bundestag) voted on 26th November 2020 to ratify the UPC agreement.
This decision is a good example of a software tool with very useful functions for the modern office worker, but which does not necessarily qualify as a patentable invention at the European Patent
Versäumt der Kläger diese Frist, kann er eine entsprechende Auskunft und Rechnungslegung bezüglich der Auslandslieferungen nur in einer neuen Hauptsacheklage geltend machen.
The Defendant lodged an appeal against this judgment with the Higher Regional Court of Duesseldorf.
On 28 October 2020, the German Federal Government passed a bill to simplify and modernize the German patent law.
Trade Secret Enforcement In Germany.
This decision is interesting for readers involved in IT security and mobile communications. The board of appeal had to assess a new access method that preserves computer security...
Urteilskommentar zu BGH, Beschluss vom 14.7.2020 – X ZB 4/19 (BPatG)
§ 14 I PatV in der Fassung vom 11.5.2004 steht in Einklang mit Art. 14 I und Art. 20 III GG.
In this case, the appellant had a hard time arguing why the differences over the prior art provided a beneficial technical effect, because the description as filed was rather scarce in this respect.
The invention in this patent application concerns the field of logistics, and addresses the problem of how to effectively transfer products from source to destination sites.
Wir haben in der Vergangenheit bereits über die Auswirkungen des Brexit auf Marken und Designs berichtet (siehe die früheren Berichte unserer Kanzlei hier und hier).
We have previously presented news and analyses regarding the effects of Brexit on trademark and design law.
Jostarndt Patentwalts AG
Patents Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Germany, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Germany's highest court clarified the obligations of owners of standard essential patents (SEPs) when licensing their patents.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On September 1, 2020 the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection published a new draft amendment to the Patent Act to simplify and modernize German patent law.
What are the most important legal principles you should be aware of when doing or setting up business in Germany? All will be explained - short and simple ...