On March 20, 2020 the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that the the German UPC Act of Approval is void. This decision came only after the British left the EU and after the British made it clear that they have no interest in becoming a part of the UPC system. As a result, we will see the next step of implementing a European patent law system without […]
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Die hier wiedergegebenen Diskussionen und Ausführungen stellen keinen Rechtsrat dar – oft- mals greifen die Artikel nur einen Aspekt auf und beleuchten diesen durchaus provokativ. Für die Abklärung der Anwendbarkeit von rechtlichen Entwicklungen oder Normen auf einen kon- kreten Fall ist immer der gesonderte Rat eines Patent- oder Rechtsanwalts einzuholen.
The EPLAW again organized the yearly European Judges’ Forum at the Venice International University on the Island San Servolo. Robert Schnekenbühl was invited as an observer of EPLAW to participate. With the British not being ready to leave the EU, the UPC is still on hold. After the British will have left the EU, the German government indicated to reevaluate the UPC on the European level. […]
On 4/5 April 2019, professors Dr. Ohly and Dr. Leistner from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich welcomed international participants both from the academic world and law professionals to a two-day workshop on the topic of “Injunctions and Flexibility in Patent Law – Civil Law and Common Law Perspectives”. 21 speakers from six countries showed the outstanding international cooperation in patent law and the willingness […]
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Menapace is now acting as OF COUNSEL for DTS. Richard Menapace served at the EPO from 1985 to 2014, most recently as a Legal Member of the Boards of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal. In this function he has dealt intensively with questions of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal and contributed […]
On May 22, 2019, Robert Schnekenbühl was invited by the epi Professional Education Committee as a co-presenter at the EPO’s “Examination Matters” conference at the EPO in Rijswijk on the subject of “Efficient procedure by efficient communication with the EPO”. The conference will take place on 21./22. May 2019 at the EPO in Rijswijk.
17.12.2018 The law firm DTS Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Schnekenbühl und Partner was honored in the current WirtschaftsWoche rating in the area of “Patent Law” as “TOP KANZLEI 2018” (Top Law firm 2018). Robert Schnekenbühl was recommended as a German Patent Litigator and Mr. Christian Wende as a Patent Attorney. We congratulate! The Handelsblatt Research Institute identified 690 patent litigators and patent attorneys from 111 law […]
The Applied Physics Joint Cluster had invited Robert Schnekenbühl to give a lecture at the EPO as part of the Continous Knowledge Transfer program. The subject was the oral proceedings before the EPO, in particular before the opposition divisions of the EPO. The lecture took place at the EPA Pschorrhöfe in the large lecture hall and was very well attended. Feedback from the EPO was […]
For the last 20 years, DTS was situated in Munich at the St.-Anna-Platz. However, the office space became to tight. The new office is approximately 300 m away further in the center of Munich. The new offices of DTS are in the same building as the MIPLC and the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition. With appr. 750qm the available office space was doubled. The address as of 01.11.2017 is: DTS […]
On September 09, 2016, Dr. Christian Wende, LL.M. lectured upon invitation of the IIP Institute in Tokyo. Many attendees followed the lecture with great interest. http://www.iip.or.jp/seminar/160909.html Brexit-現在の状況に関する報告：ユニタリ特許制度への影響、ならびに、それから予想されるヨーロッパのIP戦略への影響について 2016年6月23日、英国の人々は欧州連合からの離脱に票を投じました。この決定は新政府成立後の今、単一特許、統一特許裁判所、さらに共同体商標、共同体意匠など共同体における権利におよぼす影響を伴って実現化されていくでしょう。講演では、現在の状況や欧州連合離脱のプロセスのための法的枠組みについての情報を提供します。さらに、この状況がヨーロッパにおける知財戦略にどのような影響を与えるかについての考察も示します。そして、その考察とあわせた今後の見通しを示していきます。
Robert Schnekenbuhl participated in the APAA annual meeting in Okinawa 2015. He was invited to speak on the topic “Claim Construction and Scope of Protection – Germany/ Europe” at the patent committee of APAA. This is an interesting topic especially in view of the recent changes in case law of the German High Court with respect to constructing the claims even beyond their literal meaning in view of […]