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.

Dr Augenstein answers questions about possible further delays of the UPC by the German Government as well as questions about the benefits and effects of the UPC system on the legal market.

You can read the interview here.

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 [...]

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).

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].

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).