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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.

15 05, 2018

Seminar: German and UPC patent infringement litigation proceedings

"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.

26 04, 2018

Chinese FRAND decision in line with German case law

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.

16 04, 2018

Injunction Junction – The Federal Court of Justice sets the turn signal

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: