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

On the requirement to base the assessment of patent infringement with equivalent means on the sum of all effects of the features of a patent claim, as well as on the question whether good faith may be argued by an infringer who is not aware of the defectiveness of the translation of a patent (decision available in German, only).

On the question under which circumstances the advantages of an invention cannot define the underlying technical problem (decision available in German, only).

On the admissibility of narrowing a patent claim by introducing features of an example (decision available in German, only).

On the scope of the plaintiff's obligation to produce evidence in patent nullity proceedings as well as on the admissibility of new pleadings if the defendant files an auxiliary request only in the oral hearing before the Federal Patents Court after an indication by the court (decision available in German, only).

On the fees for filing an appeal on grounds of law and, as an auxiliary request regarding the same subject-matter, a complaint for non-admission of the appeal on grounds of law (decision available in German, only).

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).

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