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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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COVID-19 IP update: impact on litigation

The Hogan Lovells IP & Media Technology team remains fully operational and working well remotely to support clients and to continue to provide ourhigh-quality services. We are...

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Overview of EU, German federal and German states’ financing measures for companies responding to COVID-19

In response to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and market uncertainty, plethora of financing measures was introduced at EU level, German federal level and German states...

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EPO: Don't take it too literally. Terms in patent claims to be interpreted according to the description
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EPO finds that, for the purposes of Art. 123(3) EPC, the scope of protection of the claim as granted is to be determined according to Art. 69(1) EPC and the Protocol. No strict literal...

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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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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy supply and trading contracts under German law

The German legislative package in reaction to the current COVID-19 situation gives consumers and microenterprises rights to refuse payment obligations under energy supply contracts. In...

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Key points of the draft bill of the German Economic Stabilisation Fund Act (WStFG)

Over the past few days, the Federal Ministry of Finance has prepared the draft bill of a law to establish an economic stabilisation fund (the "Stabilisation Fund"). The draft bill ...

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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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