UPC-News

 

IT-tender published

16.12.2014

The three procurement lots Hosting, Website and case Management/eFiling are set out. Suppliers are invited to express their interest over the tendering Portal.

API Workshop

21.11.2014

Workshop on the possibility of an Interface between law firm Systems and UPC eFiling hold on 12 December 2014, 10.00 - 12.00.

In the matter C-146/13 and C-147/13 concerning Spain's Actions against the European regulations implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection Advocate General Yves Bot states that the actions must be dismissed.

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IP-News

 

On the admissibility of a claim construction which would implicate that none of the examples mentioned in the specification would be covered by the subject matter of the patent, as well as on the obviousness of a solution that was shown in a pervious version of a technical standard, but was not pursued in a later version (decision available in German, only).

On the requirement for a court to consider a deviating decision of the European Patent Office or of a court of a different member state of the EPC (decision available in German, only).

On the consequences of the acceptance of a cease and desist declaration with Penalty by an unauthorized Proxy (decision available in German, only).

On the order to suspend patent nullity proceedings if this is only applied for by the defendant and one of several plaintiffs (decision available in German, only).

On the burden of proof when promoting a leading Position (sec. 5 para. 1 sent. 2 no. 2 Act against Unfair Competition).

The sign "for you" is disctinctive for goods in the healthcare sector (decision available in German, only).

On the similarity of the goods "paper for copying purposes" and "print media, namely publications, newspapers, periodicals, books, photograhs" (decision available in German, only).

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