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13 October

2021

Bulletins

Das Europäische Einheitspatent kommt

Das Europäische Patent mit einheitlicher Wirkung biegt langsam auf die Zielgerade ein. Nachdem das Bundesverfassungsgericht in Deutschland die Verfassungsbeschwerde gegen das im zweiten Anlauf vom Bundestag mit der erforderlichen Zweidrittelmehrheit verabschiedete Zustimmungsgesetz zurückgewiesen hatte, erfolgte im September durch Deutschland konsequenterweise die Hinterlegung der „Ratifikationsurkunde für das Protokoll über die vorläufige Anwendung zum Übereinkommen über ein... right arrow

13 October

2021

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The Unitary Patent is coming

The European Unitary Patent is slowly entering the home straight. The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany rejected the constitutional complaint against the Approval Act, and the Approval Act was passed by the German Bundestag with the required two-thirds majority at the second attempt. Consequently, in September, Germany ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of... right arrow

22 September

2021

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AI inventorship: dissent at the UK Court of Appeal?

The long running saga of the AI “DABUS” and its creator Dr Stephen Thaler reached yet another milestone this week with the handing down of a decision from the UK Court of Appeal. The decision, however, included a dissenting judgement from one of the UK’s leading intellectual property judges, questioning the role of the UK... right arrow

21 July

2021

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Bulletin – Lego A/S v. EUIPO

The Second Chamber of the General Court in Lego A/S v. EUIPO (Case T-515/19) have issued their decision to annul the decision of the European Intellectual Property Office which had declared invalid Lego’s application for a Registered Community Design (1664368‑0006) for the following design:   As a result, Lego should obtain a Registered Community Design... right arrow

5 July

2021

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Double Patenting – Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in G4/19

With no provision in the European Patent Convention (EPC) prohibiting double patenting, is the European Patent Office (EPO) nevertheless allowed to refuse to grant a patent application on that ground? The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO (EBA) has recently answered this question in decision G4/19, taking a harder line than expected. Background Double... right arrow

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