20 11, 2019

Wirtschaftswoche has once again awarded Kather Augenstein

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 [...]

7 11, 2019

Regional Court Munich – Preliminary Views on FRAND Licenses in the Supply Chain

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 [...]

21 10, 2019

No presumption of urgency for injunctions in the area of the new Secrecy Protection Act

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).

30 09, 2019

Blockchain strategy of the German government: Blockchain to be tested as evidence

On 18.09.2019, the German government published the announced strategy paper on the use of blockchain technology [German].

13 09, 2019

Christof Augenstein new Chairman of the Standing Committee UP/ UPC (AIPPI)

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).

4 09, 2019

Interview with Dr. Christof Augenstein at Kluwer Patent Blog about Brexit and UPC

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.

14 08, 2019

Miriam Kiefer new member of the executive board of women in ip

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.

13 08, 2019

Free places at the VPP Seminar “The Infringement Trial” on 19-21.09.2019

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.

12 08, 2019

German government might hesitate: Why Berlin can’t wait for Brexit in matters of UPC

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.

12 08, 2019

New service offered by Kather Augenstein – the FRAND data base

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.