LVMH brand manufacturers such as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior have teamed up with Microsoft and Blockchain development team ConsenSys to effectively combat product piracy. A blockchain-based platform is to be set up with which consumers can verify the authenticity of luxury goods.
The Federal Supreme Court has specified the requirements with which the temporary suspension of the levy of execution of a patent infringement judgment can be achieved. The protection against enforcement by the court of appeal according to § 719 German Civil code in principle requires an application for protection
The worldwide filing of PCT patent applications reached a record high in 2018. For the first time, more than half of the PCT patent applications were filed with WIPO from Asia, mainly from China and Japan.
The Federal Patent Court sees claims for use only in narrow interpretation as procedural claims in utility model protection. The Federal Patent Court ruled in accordance with the Federal Supreme Court that in particular protection claims relating to the use of known substances in the context of a medical indication are
If a patent in the granted version and also in a limited version is defended in the first instance, any grounds of appeal must challenge any supporting consideration. The BGH issued a ruling on the inadmissibility of an appeal in German patent nullity proceedings.
The German Patent and Trade Mark Office is misused as an alleged sender for invoices, payment requests or the registration of industrial property rights. In a current press release, the DPMA warns against fraud.
Apple and Qualcomm have ended their long-running patent dispute through a settlement and a new license agreement. Licensing agreements are becoming increasingly important throughout the digital economy.
A patent infringer must surrender the profit he has made from the patent infringement - even after the limitation period for the liability for damages has expired. In a ruling on a guiding principle the BGH stated that there is a claim for residual damages for this profit and a comprehensive claim for information and
The German Patent and Trade Mark Office published statistics on AI patent applications in Germany on the occasion of its annual DPMA User Forum conference. The analysis of the last five years shows that the USA are by far leading, Germany is still in the midfield, and China tripled its patent applications in DE during
The European patent 1 440 525 of the Dutch electronics group Philips is declared invalid in 7 out of 15 claims with effect for the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. The patent in dispute is considered essential for the technical standard UMTS and LTE of mobile communication.
The Federal Patent Court declared the German part of the European patent on polymer foam invalid. This is part of many years of patent proceedings concerning polymer foam - important for all adhesive products.
Toyota announced yesterday that it will allow royalty-free use of nearly 24,000 hybrid vehicle technology patents. Such a patent release is trendy and does not only follow altruistic goals.
Qualcomm has won a patent infringement case against Apple for 3 Qualcomm patents in a Californian court on Friday. The jury awarded 31 million U.S. dollars in damages against Apple.
The German OLG Düsseldorf rejected the application for a preliminary injunction against a competitor of the drug against breast cancer. The focus is on the possible patent infringement of a use patent with the active ingredient fulvestrant.
Apple has won in the Federal Patent Court. The focus was on Apple's DE patent on display orientation, i.e. the determination and modification of the display depending on whether the user holds his smartphone upright or sideways. This important basic patent was filed as part of the PCT application and was rejected by