Best Lawyers honors 4 lawyers of Kather Augenstein

Every year, the renowned US publishing house Best Lawyers publishes a ranking of the best lawyers for Germany. We are pleased that the publishing house recommends 4 lawyers of Kather Augenstein for IP this year.

In the eleventh edition of the Best Lawyers Ranking, our partners Dr Peter Kather, Dr Christof Augenstein, Alexander Haertel and Christopher Weber received awards. In cooperation with the Handelsblatt, Best Lawyers annually determines the most renowned German lawyers from various fields of law. The interesting thing about the Best Lawyers award is that colleagues nominate other colleagues and indicate who they consider to be recommendable outside their own firm if they are unable to handle a case themselves. This is precisely what makes the awards and the associated feedback from experts so meaningful and gratifying.

For this reason, we are very pleased to be awarded once again as one of the best law firms in Germany for Intellectual Property Law.

Regional Court Munich – Preliminary Views on FRAND Licenses in the Supply Chain

Regional Court Munich – Preliminary Views on FRAND Licenses in the Supply Chain The Regional Court Munich I held a first oral hearing on October 30th, 2019, in two first-instance patent infringement proceedings concerning [...]

No presumption of urgency for injunctions in the area of the new Secrecy Protection Act

In a recently published decision, the Higher Regional Court Munich for the first time deals with the injunctive relief according to Sec. 6 German Trade Secret Act (GeschGehG), dressed in an application for a temporary injunction, and the aspect of urgency (order of 08.08.2019 - 29 W 940/19).

Blockchain strategy of the German government: Blockchain to be tested as evidence

On 18.09.2019, the German government published the announced strategy paper on the use of blockchain technology [German].

Christof Augenstein new Chairman of the Standing Committee UP/ UPC (AIPPI)

We are delighted to announce that Christof Augenstein was appointed the new Chair of the Standing Committee Unified Patent/Unified Patent Court (UP/UPC) at the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI).