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Our partner Michael Wegerer summarized some key takeaways of the first judgement of the UPC Central Division Munich Section delivered on July 16, 2024 concerning the patent EP 3 666 797 B1.

The software discussed in this decision carries out an indirect measurement. The software measures/ determines a web page viewing area based on the measurement/ input data/ raw data of the size of a browser window. Such indirect measurements are of a technical nature, regardless of what use is made of the results (cf. G 1/19, point 99).

To enable proprietors of a patent in force in Germany to effectively protect their rights under the patent, they can apply for

Biotechnology is red, white and green Biotechnology can be subdivided into three main areas: The largest area is called “red biotechnology” and

At the EPO, data relating to software-related inventions may, under certain conditions, be regarded as data of a technical character. This means

Innovations solve known and new challenges Innovations form the basis for solving known and new challenges. Innovations are created by recognising problems

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released several Insight Reports since 2019 to inform about the latest important patent trends. Two of

In a decision issued at the beginning of this year (judgement of 26 January 2023, I ZR 15/22 – KERRYGOLD), the Federal

What has been amended? The amendments concern, inter alia, Rules 126(2), 127(2) and 131(2) EPC, which deal with service by postal services

The title page of a patent application always mentions the applicant in the bibliographic data. As a rule, however, the applicant differs

A Technical Board of Appeal of the EPO has referred questions to the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal regarding the definition of

As a startup founder, you have invested your time, effort, and resources to develop an innovative idea or product that can potentially

The bar for patenting software is generally higher than for traditional technology. This is mainly due to the fact that “programs for

Updated: May 22, 2023 Since January 19, 2022, the Unified Patent System in Europa has been ramped up. On this day, EU

We are pleased to announce that as of January 2023 our firm has two new partners: Mr. Tianhao Miao Tianhao Miao, born

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office discussed older case law in its decision G 1/19 about computer implemented

Currently, the new European Unified Patent System is being implemented, which is planned to start on April 1, 2023. The introduction of

The EPO and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have agreed on a two-year pilot program last year that would allow

Transitional provisions – applicability of Article 13(1) RPBA 2020 to cases where the summons to oral proceedings was notified before the entry

1. A European patent application can be refused under Articles 97(2) and 125 EPC if it claims the same subject-matter as a

The German legal media JUVE has announced that the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has received two new constitutional complaints (Case ID:

On November 26, 2020, the German Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) in Berlin has approved the UPC Agreement. This is an important step

The present invention, which is based on machine learning in particular in connection with an artificial neural network, is not sufficiently disclosed,

The instruction to select a display mode for a selection menu on a screen which serves the sole purpose of presenting the