G1/19: Simulation process

In a current case, the Enlarged Board of Appeal is supposed to create new jurisdiction with respect to computer implemented simulation processes. The case The case at…

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Haar or Munich (G 2/19)

The Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.03 had to deal with an obviously illegitimate appeal. In this appeal, an appellant filed third party observations in the prosecution procedure…

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Update Ed. 2/2018

Important strategic contemplations for owners of European patentsPreliminary remuneration of employee inventorTo what extent does a patent owner have to accept his own former statementsagainst himself in…

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Update Ed. 1/2018

Federal Court of Justice confirms protectability of “Ritter-Sport” packaging trademarkCriteria for right-preserving use of figurative trademarkWhen does the deception of origin by a product which is not…

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Right of prior use or joint use due to one’s own prior use acts with respect to a German design patent (decision “Bettgestell” (bed frame) by the German Federal Court of Justice BGH)

Principally, in Germany, a third party which has developed, used or at least made serious attempts to use a similar or identical design before filing a national…

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