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21 04, 2021

Kather Augenstein successful at Young EPLAW Mock Trial

Kather Augenstein successful at Young EPLAW Mock Trial On Sunday, 18 April 2021, the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) hosted the annual Young EPLAW Mock Trial, a competition for young patent litigators from all over Europe. [...]

20 04, 2021

Flying Jurisdiction after the UWG Reform

Flying Jurisdiction after the UWG Reform In its decision of 16 February 2021, the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf (ref.: 20 W 11/21) stated in an obiter dictum when the exception from the flying jurisdiction (local [...]

19 04, 2021

Strong performance: as last year, “THE LEGAL 500” ranks Kather Augenstein in the second highest category in the field of “patent prosecution”

Strong performance: as last year, "The Legal 500" ranks Kather Augenstein at tier two category in the field of "patent prosecution" We are pleased to announce that, as last year, Kather Augenstein Lawyers has been ranked [...]

29 03, 2021

So it does work – or why the Federal Supreme Court can explicitly order the Corona Recovery Fund not to be signed into law

So it does work - or why the Federal Supreme Court can explicitly order the Corona Recovery Fund not to be signed into law Last Friday, in interim proceedings, the Federal Supreme Court expressly ordered Federal President Frank-Walter [...]

22 03, 2021

Security deposit for the costs of the proceedings for UK plaintiffs after Brexit

Security deposit for the costs of the proceedings for UK plaintiffs after Brexit The United Kingdom (UK) has already left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. However, the effects of this are only now [...]

19 03, 2021

Requesting Anti-Suit Injunction precludes defendant’s willingness to take a FRAND licence

Requesting Anti-Suit Injunction precludes defendant’s willingness to take a FRAND licence The Regional Court Munich I has issued another landmark judgement on anti-suit injunctions and so-called “anti-anti-suit injunctions”. The decision relates to the dispute between InterDigital [...]

17 03, 2021

Federal Court of Justice (FCJ): Truvada: Action for annulment against a supplementary protection certificate

Federal Court of Justice (FCJ): Truvada: Action for annulment against a supplementary protection certificate (FCJ, Judgment of 22.09.2020, X ZR 172/18 - Truvada) With regard to the invalidity of a supplementary protection certificate, the FCJ ruled [...]

11 03, 2021

SEP Trends and Future Prospects – Japanese Companies and SEP

SEP Trends and Future Prospects - Japanese Companies and SEP The SEP Research Group, led by its Chairman Toshi Futamata, will hold a closing event of the year 2020 on Thursday 18 March 2021, 11:00 AM – 02:00 [...]

26 02, 2021

Federal Court of Justice: „FRAND Defence II“

Federal Court of Justice: „FRAND Defence II“ After the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) handed down its landmark “FRAND defence” judgement in Sisvel v. Haier last summer, a new decision by Germany’s highest court for patent litigation in [...]

26 02, 2021

FRAND Case Law: Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe, Sisvel v. Wiko

FRAND Case Law: Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe, Sisvel v. Wiko Just before the Federal Court of Justice’s decision FRAND Defence II was published, the Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe published its appellate decision in the dispute between Sisvel and [...]