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More bad news for the European Unitary Patent: The Federal Constitutional Court pro-visionally stops transposition laws

European Union, Germany - June 15 2017 The Bundestag and Bundesrat have passed German laws on the European patent with unitary effect (the "European Unitary Patent") and the Unitary Patent…

Dr. Thomas Hirse.

Bundesverfassungsgericht stoppt vorläufig Umsetzungsgesetze zum Einheitspatent

European Union, Germany - June 13 2017 Die deutsche Gesetzgebung zum europäischen Patent mit einheitlicher Wirkung (nachfolgend: europäisches Einheitspatent) einschließlich des…

Dr. Thomas Hirse.

The future of the European Unitary Patent - dark clouds on the horizon?

European Union, United Kingdom - June 2 2017 The art of prophecy is very difficult, especially with respect to the future. Predicting the future of the European Unitary Patent - and the UK's…

Dr. Thomas Hirse.

UPC legislation moves one step forward in Germany

European Union, Germany - March 20 2017 On 10 March 2017, the Bundestag (German Parliament) unanimously passed two bills regarding the ratification of the Unified Patent Court ("UPC")…

Markus Deck.

German Federal Court of Justice grants compensation claims to commission agents

Germany - January 10 2017 Section 89b of the German Commercial Code, in accordance with directive 86/683/EEC, allows commercial agents to bring compensation claims for…