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11 06, 2021

Federal Court of Justice (FCJ), decision of 02.03.2021, X ZR 17/19 – Quick-change arbor (Schnellwechseldorn)

Federal Court of Justice (FCJ), decision of 02.03.2021, X ZR 17/19 - Quick-change arbor (Schnellwechseldorn) The X. Civil Senate of the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) stated in its "Schnellwechseldorn" decision of 02.03.2021 (docket no. X [...]

2 06, 2021

BGH-Scheibenbremse: High hurdles for new citations in nullity proceedings

BGH-Scheibenbremse: High hurdles for new citations in nullity proceedings The Federal Court of Justice (ref. X ZR 180/18) had to decide in a nullity case whether a citation found by the plaintiff only during the appeal proceedings [...]

28 05, 2021

brand eins one again ranks Kather Augenstein as one of the best business law firms in Germany

brand eins once again ranks Kather Augenstein as one of the best business law firms in Germany In its current special edition "Recht so?" the business magazine brand eins honors Kather Augenstein as one of the top [...]

25 05, 2021

HRC Dusseldorf – Infusionsvorrichtung – Limitation of functional interpretation by cited prior art

HRC Dusseldorf - Infusionsvorrichtung - Limitation of functional interpretation by cited prior art Facts In a decision of 8 April 2021 (2 U 41/20), the HRC Dusseldorf commented on limitations of the functional interpretation. Subject [...]

21 05, 2021

Security deposit for the costs of the proceedings for UK Plaintiffs after Brexit – an Update

Security deposit for the costs of the proceedings for UK Plaintiffs after Brexit - an Update I. Update Federal Court of Justice In the meantime, the first judgement of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) on [...]

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 litigation”

Strong performance: as last year, "The Legal 500" ranks Kather Augenstein at tier two category in the field of "patent litigation" 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 [...]