Europe

EuGH präzisiert Anwendung der TK-Regulierung auf OTT-Dienste

Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) hat in zwei aktuellen Entscheidungen den Anwendungsbereich der europäischen Telekommunikationsregulierung für Over-the-Top-Dienste (OTT) klargestellt. Das Gericht hatte zu entscheiden, ob SkypeOut und Gmail elektronische Kommunikationsdienste nach der europäischen Rahmenrichtlinie sind.

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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 amount of the renewal fees for the Unitary Patent has not been announced. The industry is very critical on high …

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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 amendments are announced as Regulation No. 542/2014 of 15 May 2014. According to IP specialist Pierre Véron, the amendments will …

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