Video on the Decision of the Bundesverfassungsgericht

Our partner Dr. Christof Augenstein, the Chair of AIPPI’s Standing Committee on the UPC, explains what the decision of the German Constitutional Court regarding the UPC means, and gives his insights on possible ways forward, in this brief video.

Temporal urgency for preliminary injunctions on a modified embodiment

Temporal urgency for preliminary injunctions on a modified embodiment In a recent decision (HRC Düsseldorf (2. Zivilsenat), decision of 27 May 2021 – 2 U 2/21; GRUR-RS 2021, 13946 - Insulinpumpe), [...]

Dr Peter Kather is panelist at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection Symposium on the topic “Patentability of Plants and Animals: Scope for Action and Need for Reform?”

Dr Peter Kather is panelist at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection Symposium on the topic "Patentability of Plants and Animals: Scope for Action and Need for Reform?" On [...]

Federal Constitutional Court: Urgent applications against the Implementation Act on the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court dismissed: Constitutional complaints are inadmissible in the main proceedings

Last Friday (09.07.2021), the German Federal Constitutional Court published its decision, which had been awaited for weeks, on the further constitutional complaints against the ratification of the UPC, the final building block for the [...]

Federal Constitutional Court clears path for UPC

Federal Constitutional Court clears path for UPC In its decision of June 23, 2021 (Ref. 2 BvR 2216/20 and 2 BvR 2217/20), the Federal Constitutional Court rejected the applications for a [...]