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Newsletter 3/2023 Edition

- The Federal Court of Justice on the question of the defendant’s duty to cooperate and on exhaustion-“CQJ Bericht II”
- BGH on recoverable costs “Kosten des Patentanwalts VII” - also discussion of ECJ C-531/20 “NovaText”

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Newsletter 2/2023 Edition

- Germany ratifies the UPC - unitary patent system starts on June 1, 2023
- The return of the BIG MAC
- What is sufficient in Germany to interrupt the estoppel period in the case of forfeiture? - BGH HEITEC III- The Federal Court of Justice on the examination of nullity actions – Verbindungselement

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Newsletter 1/2023 Edition

- Federal Constitutional Court rejects appeals concerning the European Patent Office
- The Federal Court of Justice on the examination of nullity actions – Verbindungselement

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Newsletter 10/2022 Edition

- Unitary patent system to arrive on June 1, 2023
- The Federal Court of Justice on Spare Parts – Scheibenbremse II

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Newsletter 9/2022 Edition

- Unitary patent system: list of judges published, start date announced for April 1, 2023
- European Patent Office: Montenegro is 39th member state of the EPC, 10-day rule apparently to be abolished

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Newsletter 8/2022 Edition

- News from the Unitary Patent System - Rules of Procedure adopted
- BGH on the question of the meaning of features - „Verbundelement”
- BGH on the question of implied confidientiality - „Oberflächenbeschichtung“

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Newsletter 7/2022 Edition

- World Trade Organization decides to restrict patents on CoVid-19 vaccines
- BGH (again) on the issue concerning submissions in nullity appeal proceedings “Fahrerlose Transporteinrichtung”

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Newsletter 6/2022 Edition

- DPMA allows delayed grant to benefit from double protection
- FCJ decision „Windturbinenschaufelmontage“ concerning the possibilities of further submissions in nullity appeal proceedings
- FCJ decision „Aminosäureproduktion“ concerning the right to sue

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Newsletter 5/2022 Edition

- ECJ rejects "Harnkatheterset" line of case law of German courts - preliminary injunctions from patents also possible without prior contentious proceedings
- Discussion on publication practice of the Unified Patent Court

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Newsletter 4/2022 Edition

- Partial protection from unregistered Community design "Ferrari/Mansory Design [Front kit]"
- News from the Unified Patent Court - "Pre-opt-outs" possible as of deposit of the German instrument of ratification