Wirtschaftswoche has once again awarded Kather Augenstein Wirtschaftswoche has once again awarded us the title of "WiWo Top Patent Law Firm". Only last year we received the award, now we can defend it. We think: A great success for [...]
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 standard essential patents (SEP). The [...]
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).
On 18.09.2019, the German government published the announced strategy paper on the use of blockchain technology [German].
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).
After we published a critical comment on a possible delay of the Federal Government in the implementation of the ratification law for the UPC on our blog, the Kluwer Patent Blog published an interview on this topic with our partner Dr. Christof Augenstein today.
Our Managing Partner Miriam Kiefer LL.M. is a new member of the board of women in ip. What began in 2011 as a platform for women in intellectual property quickly developed into an international non-profit platform that was registered as a non-profit association in 2014.
Our partners Dr. Peter Kather and Dr. Christof Augenstein are pleased to explain once again the details of the patent infringement trial this year. The VPP seminar "The infringement trial" will take place from 19-21 September 2019 at the Maritim Hotel in Ulm.
The federal government is currently suggesting that it will wait for Brexit before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is allowed to start. This is the result of an answer to a question from the FDP parliamentary group. In our opinion, however, the Federal Government is firmly bound to the will of Parliament and must implement the Ratification Act with the signature of the Federal President without delay.
In order to give everyone interested a comprehensive overview of the development of FRAND jurisprudence in Germany, we have compiled the most important decisions and published them on our homepage.