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German Federal Court of Justice decides first FRAND case post Huawei vs ZTE -"Sisvel vs Haier"

The Federal Court of Justice revoked the decision of the Dusseldorf appeals court which originally had allowed Haier's FRAND defence. The written grounds of the decision have not been...

Analysis

Global Intellectual Property Outlook 2020 – Two steps forward and a look back
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Our fourth annual Global Intellectual Property Outlook reflects on some of the biggest developments from 2019, and provides valuable insights on upcoming changes in 2020. From key decisions ...

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COVID-19 and emergency inventions

As the spread of COVID-19 accelerates across the globe, everyone wants to find a way to tackle the pandemic, from Governments asking manufacturers to urgently make vital equipment to...

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Unified Patent Court update: German Federal Constitutional Court ruling

Today, on 20 March 2020, the Federal Constitutional Court in its decision on the Unified Patent Court ruled on the constitutional complaint against the law approving the agreement of 19...

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German Federal Constitutional Court declares Act of Approval to the UPCA to be null and void

On Friday, 20 March 2020, the Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) published its decision on the Constitutional Complaint filed against the national German Act of Approval to the ...

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AI has no personality: EPO rules that an AI machine cannot be an inventor in patent applications

In the patent grant proceedings for two European Patent Applications, the EPO has ruled that an AI machine cannot be named as an inventor in a Patent Application. Doing so does not comply...

Insights

IPunkt – German Language (Deutsch) IP Newsletter Jan 2019
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Our German network is delighted to provide IP news and updates in German language.Please click the link below to read the latest IPunkt edition.

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EU: New Developments in the SPC Manufacturing Waiver Legislative Process

Following the European Commission’s draft proposal for implementing the so-called SPC manufacturing waiver the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament published a draft...

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Patent Law in Europe: What Pharmaceutical Companies Need to Know
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With pharmaceutical competition in Europe continuing to evolve, established companies and new market entrants alike need to understand how key patent litigation tools are shaping the...

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