Category Archive: Patents

BGH: Rechtsprechungsänderung beim ergänzenden wettbewerbsrechtlichen Leistungsschutz

Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) hat in seiner Entscheidung Segmentstruktur vom 4. Mai 2016 (I ZR 58/14) die Fallgruppen des “Einschiebens in eine fremde Serie” und des “Saisonschutzes für Modeneuheiten” aufgegeben und zudem klargestellt, dass wettbewerbsrechtlicher Leistungsschutz stets ein unlauteres Verhalten voraussetzt. Der Gesichtspunkt der Behinderung soll zukünftig nur noch im Rahmen des § 4 Nr. 4 UWG (§ 4 …

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Neuste Entwicklungen der Äquivalenzrechtsprechung des BGH

Auswahlentscheidung des Patentinhabers steht äquivalenter Patentverletzung entgegen – Konkretisierung der höchstrichterlichen Rechtsprechung zur Äquivalenz In der Patentschrift offenbarte, aber nicht beanspruchte Ausführungsformen unterfallen nicht dem Äquivalenz- und damit Schutzbereich des Patents (BGH – Okklusionsvorrichtung und Diglycidverbindung). Die nicht beanspruchte Ausführungsform muss in der Patentbeschreibung jedoch explizit offenbart sein, ein bloße Auffindbarkeit für den Fachmann reicht …

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Der Brexit und seine Folgen

Der Brexit wirft insbesondere in den Bereichen Intellectual Property und IT & Datenschutz viele Fragen auf: Was sind die Folgen für das geplante Einheitspatent und das Einheitspatentgericht (Unified Patent Court)? Welche Auswirkungen hat der Brexit auf Unionsmarken und Gemeinschaftsgeschmacksmuster? Sind erweiterte datenschutzrechtliche Maßnahmen zu treffen? Erste Antworten gibt eine Präsentation, die unsere Experten des DLA Piper Intellectual …

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“Huawei v ZTE” – CJEU landmark decision provides new ground rules for asserting standard-essential patents in Europe

In a landmark decision issued on July 16, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)  provided new guidelines on how patent infringement courts in Europe should deal with patent proprietors seeking injunctions or the recall of products on the basis of an (alleged) infringement of a standard-essential patent (SEP) if those SEP …

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2015 – The year of the patent trolls?

According to a recent survey of the US organization Unified Patents (published on the website of the online portal arstechnica, please click here), the number of lawsuits in the US has again rised. In the first half of 2015, 68 percent of all patent lawsuits were filed by patent trolls. In the high-tech sector, even about 90 percent of all patent …

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Different Approaches of IP Organization within Companies

Usually, companies have long-established structures of maintaining their IP. However, there are different approaches to the organization structures. Interestingly, a recent poll of the IP management service provider Helios IP shows that only little more than half of the companies appears to favor a centralized approach. The other half tends towards different variations of the …

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Update on costs in the new Unified Patenting System

According to latest rumors, the new patenting system in Europe (introduction of the Unitary Patent based on EU Regulations No. 1257/2012 (UPR) and No. 1260/2012 (UPTR) will start in 2017. One key aspect for the success of the new system relates to the patenting costs compared to the current European patenting system. Until today, the …

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Jurisdiction of Unified Patent Court extends to non EU countries

As a new significant development in the new court system to be established, the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court shall extend even to non EU countries. This is due to several amendments to the “long arm jurisdiction provision” which was introduced by the Brussels I Regulation and extended by EU Regulation No. 1215/2012. These …

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Fundamental reforms ahead for European Patent Law

The Member States of the European Union are in the process of preparing the introduction of a new European Patent with Unitary Effect and the creation of a single Unified Patent Court with divisions located all over Europe. With the realization of this patent reform package, the significance and the scope of patent litigation in …

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10 Things you need to know (and do!) about the European Unified Patent Court

In order to prepare for the upcoming Unified Patent Court, this list provides a quick look at the Top 10 Things you need to know. Share this:TwitterEmailFacebookLinkedIn

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