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Whitepaper: Basics of the European Unified Patent System
The introduction of the Unified Patent System has an impact on all European patents, also on “old” European patents which are already granted and in force. Patentees and applicants of European patents and applications should be aware of the implications and respond as needed.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office discussed older case law in its decision G 1/19 about computer implemented
Overview of the new European Unitary Patent System, in particular with regard to the opt-out request
Currently, the new European Unified Patent System is being implemented, which is planned to start on April 1, 2023. The introduction of
European Patent Office (EPO) and China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) strengthen Cooperation within the PCT Framework
The EPO and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have agreed on a two-year pilot program last year that would allow
BoA of the EPO expands the transitional provisions regarding the revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) 2020 of the EPO
Transitional provisions – applicability of Article 13(1) RPBA 2020 to cases where the summons to oral proceedings was notified before the entry
Decision G4/19 regarding Prohibition on Double Patenting of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office
1. A European patent application can be refused under Articles 97(2) and 125 EPC if it claims the same subject-matter as a
New constitutional complaints against German UPC legislation and summary of the ratification process in Germany
The German legal media JUVE has announced that the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has received two new constitutional complaints (Case ID:
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement is approved by the German Bundestag – What are the next steps?
On November 26, 2020, the German Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) in Berlin has approved the UPC Agreement. This is an important step
EPO Board of Appeal (BoA) comments on sufficiency of disclosure of training data for an artificial neural network
The present invention, which is based on machine learning in particular in connection with an artificial neural network, is not sufficiently disclosed,
German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) confirms its previous practice regarding the presentation of information
The instruction to select a display mode for a selection menu on a screen which serves the sole purpose of presenting the