Germany: European patents for plant-related inventions
Tomatoes and broccoli are challenging German courts to make a decision on plant-related inventions. Dr Albrecht von Menges of Uexkull & Stolberg offers his first-hand account.
Knowledge Share: Germany
Mathias Ricker and Philipp Neels of Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann tell you everything you need to know about Germany’s patent court system.
Focus: Why now is a good time to buy patents
Changing laws, political reform and new monetization models means that there has never been a better time to invest in US and EU patents, says John Boyd of TechInsights.
Technique: Negative statement proceedings and the value of time
Danubia’s Michael Lantos discusses the benefits and drawbacks of negative statement (non-infringement) proceedings in Hungary, and why timing is everything.
Germany: The safe harbors are closing
German courts are starting to crack down on Europe’s distribution loopholes. Boehmert & Boehmert’s Dr. Stefan Schohe explains why “parallel perpetrators” should watch out...
Innovation: A new world of discovery in Greenland
Metals, minerals, precious stones and rare earth. Chas. Hude’s Jesper Mark Wenzel reveals the emerging patent potential of Greenland.
Case study: SEPs and the need for standard damages tests
SEPs are back in the spotlight, thanks to a series of Federal Circuit cases. Kirkland & Ellis believes the time is right for a new discussion on standard damages tests.
Event: A meeting of minds
Patent trolls, new unitary regulations, and the rise of China’s patent market. Kathryn Gaw reports from this year’s Global Patent Strategy Exchange in Dublin.
Case report: Double patenting in Mexico
There are still some gaping gray areas in Mexican Patent Law, particularly when it comes to Double Patenting. Olivares’ Mauricio Sámano and Sergio Olivares explain.