Kather Augenstein has again been awarded by the IP expert guide “Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS” in the field of patents.
"Excellent seminar with great speakers“ and „Very good introduction into German litigation proceedings.“ - the seminar German and UPC Patent Infringement Litigation Proceedings is taking place in Munich again.
On 21 March, the Shenzhen Intermediate Court published the grounds for its decision of 11 January 2018. Already in January, the Court issued injunctions against Samsung based on two Huawei-SEPs. We comment.
Cease and desist claims are at a crossroads in Germany: In the recently published decision “Produkte zur Wundversorgung” the Federal Court of Justice (Decision of 11 October 2017 - I ZB 96/16), specifies its "Hot Sox" and "RESCUE Tropfen" rulings on the scope of the cease and desist obligation and now explicitly extends them to intellectual property law. In addition, the FCJ stipulates the applicability of the principles in preliminary injunction proceedings. Accordingly, the injunction debtor must at least request his customers not to redistribute the goods. Our colleague Carina Höfer reports and comments:
Today on the 21st February 2018 the Bundesverfassungsgericht publicly announced the cases in which a decision is expected for this year. In the published overview of the Second Senate the UPC constitutional complaint is mentioned on which we have already reported before (cf. number 11 of the cased of the second senate). This means that a decision is likely to be taken this year in these proceedings.
Dr. Peter Kather receives Client Choice Awards 2018 On 8 February 2018, the International Law Office honours our partner Dr. Peter Kather with the "Client Choice Award 2018". He is the sole winner in the category "Intellectual Property [...]
New year, new start: Düsseldorf receives new brand strategy and slogan Trademark law very practical: NRW's state capital presented its new concept with the slogan "Nähe trifft Freiheit" or in English “Live close feel free”. The new strategy [...]