FibroGen Ltd v Akebia Therapeutics - when are structurally- and functionally-defined claims excessively broad?

20 October 2021
The Court of Appeal recently clarified the steps for assessing whether claims defined both structurally and functionally are insufficient due…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Associate, Patent Attorney
FibroGen Ltd v Akebia Therapeutics - when are structurally- and functionally-defined claims excessively broad?

Germany simplifies and modernises industrial property laws

20 October 2021
Germany offers an outstanding system for IP protection – its patent and trade mark office (the DPMA) is the largest…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Germany simplifies and modernises industrial property laws

Database management and information retrieval systems - has their time finally come?

20 October 2021
The realm of computer-implemented inventions is a challenging one, with traps and pitfalls for the unaware and unwary. The guidance…
Anton Baker William Smith
Anton Baker & William Smith
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney, Technical Assistant
Database management and information retrieval systems - has their time finally come?

T 1197/18: clarification of the video conferencing order issued on G 1/21

20 October 2021
T1197/18 provides some clarity on the scope of the term “impairing” in the order concerning video conferencing (ViCo) issued on…
Stephanie Wroe
Stephanie Wroe
Associate, Patent Attorney
T 1197/18: clarification of the video conferencing order issued on G 1/21

Too much time for “live” - Facebook v Voxer IP: struggles with equivalence in a post-Actavis world

20 October 2021
In this recent case, Facebook’s live broadcast feature was found not to infringe Voxer’s patent related to exchanging messages in…
Arun Roy
Arun Roy
Associate, Patent Attorney
Too much time for “live” - Facebook v Voxer IP: struggles with equivalence in a post-Actavis world

GENGHIS KHAN decision highlights importance of industry peculiarities to unregistered company rights

07 October 2021
A famous German music producer and founder of the band Genghis Khan, has brought an infringement action against the band’s…
Gabriel Wittmann
Gabriel Wittmann
Associate, Rechtsanwalt
GENGHIS KHAN decision highlights importance of industry peculiarities to unregistered company rights

Oktoberfest – how a local festival became a world-famous brand

30 September 2021
It is the end of September and normally the city of Munich would be crowded with tourists from all over…
Stefanie Koroll
Stefanie Koroll
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
Oktoberfest – how a local festival became a world-famous brand

Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

28 September 2021
Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement (PAP-Protocol) and paves the way for the Unified…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

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