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07-Jul-14 -

New on the Kluwer Patent Blog – Requirements for negative declaratory action in Germany

Infringement proceedings outside Germany do not provide justification for a negative declaratory action in Germany regarding the same European patent

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20-Jun-14 -

New on the Kluwer Patent Blog – The EU Patent Package - Update June 2014

Where does Europe stand in June 2014?

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10-Jun-14 -

New on the Kluwer Patent Blog – T 1843/09: the EPO clarifies the scope of the prohibition of reformatio in peius

Under the principle of the prohibition of reformatio in peius, the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office are forbidden from taking a decision which puts a sole appellant in opposition appeal proceedings in a worse position than if it had not filed an appeal against a decision of the Opposition Division to maintain a patent in amended form. The consequence of this is that the non-appealing party cannot make requests which improve its position vis-à-vis the decision of the Opposition Division. This principle was laid down in decision G 9/92 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, with an exception made in the subsequent EBA decision G 1/99.

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28-May-14 -

New on the Kluwer Patent Blog – Are Method of Treatment Features To Be Considered for Patentability?

Suppose you have an invention that resides in using a known substance in a known dosage for a known purpose, and your only distinguishing feature is that you apply a particular therapeutic measure after the administration of your substance. Can such a post-administration therapeutic measure, which is in essence a method of treatment, establish patentability of your invention?

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21-May-14 -

Republic of Korea Joins the Hague System

With effect of 1 July 2014, the Republic of Korea will become the 62nd member of the WIPO-administered Hague System for the international registration of industrial designs.

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18-Sep-14 – Holiday notice for October 3, 2014 (German Unification Day) – Owing ...
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25-Aug-14 – Comparative Patent Practice Conference (CPPC) 2014 - How to Become an ...
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01-Aug-14 – New on the Kluwer Patent Blog – Determining the Closest Prior Art – ...
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28-Jul-14 – Comments by Hoffmann Eitle on "Proposals on the draft European Patent ...
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