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Brexit and UPC Agreement

European Union, Germany, United Kingdom - March 2 2020 A few days ago the British government made clear that the UK will not participate in the Unified Patent Court system…

UPC Agreement

European Union, United Kingdom - December 16 2019 The Next Chapter of a Never-Ending Story - See my earlier newsletter “German Constitutional Complaint Against The UPC Agreement - A Look in the…

Risks to Validity of German Utility Models

Germany - July 15 2019 A Short Introduction to German Utility Models versus Patents - Part 4…

Requirements for Filing and Registering Utility Models in Germany

European Union, Germany - June 3 2019 A Short Introduction to German Utility Models versus Patents - Part 3…

Advantages of the Prior Art Concept for Utility Models in Germany

European Union, Germany - May 16 2019 In former times, the German utility model was considered to be “the patent’s little brother”. Over the years, however, both the Utility Model Law and…