UPC-News

 

Mock trial

02.04.2015

before the Unified Patent Court (Central division, Paris seat) on 2 April 2015.

The Committee mainly discussed the court fee structure and consultation document. The consultation will launch in spring 2015. Also, the ratification Status was discussed.

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.

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IP-News

 

On the question of enabling disclosure of the technical teaching described in a patent claim (decision available in German, only).

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).

On the question of public prior use in case of an offer that is not addressed to the public, but to a (potential) contractual partner (decision available in German, only).

On the applicability of the Regulation on health Claims next to the Unfair Competition Act and on the interaction of the paragraphs of Art. 10 of the Regulation on health claims (decision available in German, only).

On sec. 4 no. 11 German Act against Unfair Competition in conjunction with the German energy labelling ordinance for cars (decision available in German, only).

On the definition of the technical problem that is subject to an invention (decision available in German, only).

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