In lights of the ongoing progress in preparing the implementation of the new European patent system, the 3rd edition of our annual UP&UPC 2015 conference will focus on discussing and revealing some interesting news and provide an update on the main unitary patent and court hot topics.
The second UPC Mock Trial organised by the UJUB (Union pour la Juridiction Unifiée des Brevets).
before the Unified Patent Court (Central division, Paris seat) on 2 April 2015.
On the question under which circumstances amendments of patent that originates from a divisional application may be considered to constitute an undue broadening (decision available in German, only).
On the question under which conditions the presentation of image contents may be considered to solve a technical problem with technical means (decision available in German, only).
On a request of the claimant in patent nullity proceedings to postpone the oral hearing due to a limiting amendment of the patent claim, which is delayed, but excused (decision available in German, only).
On the nullity of a patent the claim of which comprises a feature that was not disclosed as belonging to the invention in the documents originally filed and that results in a limitation of the subject matter and not in an aliud (decision available in German, only).
On the question of enabling disclosure of the technical teaching described in a patent claim (decision available in German, only).
German Federal Patents Court - BPatG 4 Ni 21/12 (affiliated with 4 Ni 35/12) - System zur Umpositionierung von Zähnen
On the admissibility of a change of category from a device to a manufacturing method (decision available in German, only).
On the essentiality of a means that is used for realizing a step that precedes the steps protected by a method patent (decision available in German, only).