Trilingual Version of the relevant stipulations.

The Preparatory Committee i.a. approved a list of suitable candidate judges. The candidates will receive a letter of the Committee informing them of the outcome in their individual case within the next weeks; the Training of some of the candidates will commence in the fall.

The Preparatory Committee has finalized its proposals on the draft European Patent Litigation Certificate which can be commented until July 25, 2014.




On the necessity to evaluate the admissability of a self-restraint if the teaching of the patent in suit, the defense of which is limited in nullity proceedings, proves to be unpatentable (decision available in German, only).

On the applicability of grounds for refusal of registration that were included in the GDR Patent Code 1983 (decision available in German, only).

On the question under which circumstances the patent prorietor brags about rights if he does not refer to the German part of a patent in a foreign warning letter.

On the Appeal on Points of law in case that one of the parties in the proceedings was not represented in accordance with the Provision of law (sec. 83 para 3 no. 4 German Trademark act) (decision available in German, only).

On the advertisement with legally existing rights (sec. 3 para 3, Annex no. 10 German Act against Unfair Competition) (decision available in German, only).

On the nullity of a European Patent because of inadmissible broadening by introducing a limiting feature, if the patent prorietor defends the patent in suit by a corresponding disclaimer (decision available in German, only).

On the question whether auxiliary claims must be filed due to indications given by the Federal Patents Court (decision available in German, only).