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Newsletter 9/2021 Edition

- Federal Constitutional Court clears the way for the Unitary Patent System
- Double patenting ban sounded out - EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms existing practice
- FCJ "Floor covering" on substantive patent law

Newsletter 8/2021 Edition

- Second Patent Law Modernization Act passed - further amendment of §139
- Two updates: New hearing date in G1/21 - ECJ-FRAND referral lapses

Newsletter 7/2021 Edition

- News from G1/21
- ECJ T-633/19 "Monopoly" - on the question whether trademark applications can be in bad faith

Newsletter 6/2021 Edition

- T 1127/16 - Determination of the scope of protection of a patent claim at the EPO in contradiction to the positive disclosure in the description
- Patents and COVID-19 - Is there anything to report here?
- News from the G 1/21 (video conference)

Newsletter 5/2021 Edition

- G 1/19 - Existing case law practice for computer-implemented inventions also applies to computer-implemented simulations
- Pyrrhic victory for Amazon (?) - The Federal Court of Justice decision "Davidoff Hot Water IV"

Newsletter 4/2021 Edition

- Second FRAND decision of the German Federal Court of Justice - Sisvel v. Haier for the second time
- Federal government plans to increase annual fees in Germany

Newsletter 3/2021 Edition

- Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office concerning the organization of oral proceedings by videoconference
- Federal Court of Justice refers questions on non-aggression clauses in trademark law to the ECJ

Newsletter 2/2021 Edition

- Federal Court of Justice on § 145 Patent Act and functional features - "Flügelfenster"
- Munich Regional Court refers "Harnkatheterset" practice to ECJ

Newsletter 1/2021 Edition

- Bundesrat approves unitary patent system and asks for review of draft patent law modernization act
- BGH readjusts the nullity ground due to of lack of disclosure – “Zigarettenpackung”
- The Federal Court of Justice on the relationship between patent and design – the “ Papierspender” decision

Newsletter 12/2020 Edition

- “FRAND 2.0” - Submission of the Regional Court Düsseldorf to the ECJ
- Federal Council decides on 18 December on the Unitary Patent System (Re-)Ratification Act
- The EPO Boards of Appeal and the new Rules of Procedure: a first impression