13 11, 2018

The repair clause: Design without protection?

For years, the German automotive industry has been arguing with consumer protection groups and associations about design protection for spare parts. Now the Federal Minister of Justice, Katarina Barley, has taken up the topic and, according to the latest information from the FAZ, wants to make serious changes.

4 10, 2018

Kather Augenstein is participating at the “Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property” in Tokyo

Dr Christof Augenstein and Christopher Weber, together with Prof Dr Peter Meier-Beck, Presiding Judge of the Patent Senate of the Federal Court of Justice will interpret the general principles of German patent infringement proceedings and concretize them in a mock trial at a symposium in Japan.

25 09, 2018

Patent protection in UK after a “No-Deal” Brexit with a view to the unitary patent

Patent protection in UK after a "No-Deal" Brexit with a view to the unitary patent Britain's withdrawal without a "deal" on 29 March 2019 is becoming more and more likely. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published [...]

13 09, 2018

“FOCUS Spezial”: Our firm is a top patent law firm

"FOCUS Spezial": Our firm is a top patent law firm Repeated award for our law firm: Focus Spezial selected us again as a top patent law firm in 2018. The ranking is based on recommendations made by partners of [...]

17 08, 2018

SEP Litigation Update: Federal Court of Justice suspends appeal proceedings against decision of Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court

The FCJ has now suspended one of the proceedings, so that the interested groups still have to wait for a supreme-court decision regarding the application of the criteria of the FCJ.

16 08, 2018

The fully networked factory

It is to become nothing less than a fully automatic factory. This is the goal of the cooperation between the two industry giants Ericsson and Audi. In a current press release, the companies announce that they are testing the upcoming 5G mobile radio and network technology for automotive production for the first time.

28 06, 2018

Düsseldorf is the vanguard of patent infringement proceedings

The Regional Court Düsseldorf published the number of filed patent infringement proceedings in 2017 and, as expected, Düsseldorf beats Mannheim and Munich by far.

25 06, 2018

Quantity instead of quality: Why the European Patent Office cannot continue like this

Four large European patent law firms address the President of the EPO with a public urgent letter criticising the new efficiency strategy.

22 06, 2018

Best Lawyers recommends three lawyers of Kather Augenstein

Once again this year, the renowned US publisher Best Lawyers has listed our attorneys of Kather Augenstein in its annual lawyer ranking.

18 05, 2018

Renewed award by IP STARS for three of our partners

Kather Augenstein has again been awarded by the IP expert guide “Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS” in the field of patents.