An exciting new chapter in the history of DTS begins! On January 1, 2022 we will open our new office in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Egbert Engel and Dr. Joachim Happold, both previously partners with an established IP law firm in Stuttgart, will be the lead partners of the new office. Together they have more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property matters. Egbert Engel and […]
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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.
Esteemed patent attorneys Dr. Egbert Engel and Dr. Joachim Happold will be joining the DTS team as partners starting January 1, 2022. Both of them have many years of experience in intellectual property matters and advise clients from Germany and all over the world regarding patents, trademarks, and designs. Egbert Engel and Joachim Happold honed their skills as patent attorney trainees and patent attorneys while working […]
Christian Wende has been appointed to the EPO’s Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO) for its 2021-2023 term, following his nomination by FICPI (www.ficpi.org). He will be serving as committee member in the committees for Patent Documentation and Information (SACEPO/PDI) and Quality (SACEPO/WPQ): https://www.epo.org/about-us/services-and-activities/Consultingourusers/sacepo/members/pdi.html https://www.epo.org/about-us/services-and-activities/Consultingourusers/sacepo/members/wpq.html Christian Wende is currently serving as Reporter of CET 4 of FICPI (https://ficpi.org/cetcommissions/cet-4-european-patents).
DTS Partner Christian Wende contributed in „The Patent Lawyer Magazine“ regarding IP Strategy. He explains his view of several points on IP strategy and what to consider when collaborating with internal and external counsels involved. You may find the article here.
DTS Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Schnekenbühl und Partner mbB was ranked by JUVE in “Patent Filing – Germany 2020” in the list of the recommended patent firms in Germany. Recommended fields of expertise Electronics Mechanics, process and mechanical engineering Recommended individual Dr.-Ing. Christian Wende LL.M., mechanics/process and mechanical engineering You can find the link to the complete ranking here.
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 […]
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 […]
In the program PlusMinus on ARD on January 28, 2015 was shown, how the inventor Ruediger Kamerhoff tried as a pensioner to get an adequate compensation from his employer. Apparently, it does not work amicably. The lawyer that was heard in this documentation found out with resignation that the cost risk is often chilling the inventors to assert their authorized claims. The said documentation can […]
Since January 1, 2015, DTS is supported by Dr. Christian Wende as a new partner. Before joining DTS Dr. Wende was employed at Prinz & Partner as an Associate, where he was in charge of own clients, inter alia well-known companies in the field of medical technologies and mechanical engineering, and took care of the prosecution and litigation. Previously, Dr. Wende was employed at Lorenz Seidler […]
As of January 2014, the Swiss Patent Office increased the fees. These changes effect the annual fees for renewal for patents and trademarks. Detailed information of the IGE: https://www.ige.ch/en/legal-info/legislation/national/fee-increase-as-of-1-january-2014.html
As of January 2014, electronic file inspection is available at the GPTO (German Patent and Trademark Office). At the beginning, elder files will not be available instantly but will be scanned and provided on request. Younger files as well as files in which a file inspection was already applied online are available right now. More detailed information is provided by the GPTO: http://www.dpma.de/english/service/noticeno12/13/index.html
As of April 1, 2013 new regulations in the German Patent Act come into effect. The time limit for filing an opposition against a German patent is extended from 3 months to 9 months. This applies for all German patents where the grant of the patent was published in January 2014 or later.