The latest information relating to intellectual property rights
14. February 2023
K&W TAKES A MENTORING ROLE
Last Monday, the annual celebration of the Deutschlandstipendium TUM took place at the Garching campus.
Martin Erhardt was present as a representative of Kuhnen & Wacker and as Tobias Bratrich's mentor. Martin Erhardt will assist and support his stipendiary in all matters related to Patents, Intellectual Property and Mechanical Engineering.
We are glad we have the opportunity to make a small contribution to the success of the Deutschlandstipendium program.
07. February 2023
We congratulate Philip Weisshuhn on having been sworn in as a German Patent Attorney. We wish you all the best and fun and success in practicing as a Patent Attorney!
02. February 2023
The EPO will increase its fees ahead of schedule with effect from 1 April 2023 (instead of the usual 2-year intervals).
At its 173rd meeting on 13 December 2022, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation decided to extend an invitation to accede to the European Patent Convention (EPC) to the Republic of Moldova. Before acceding to the EPC, the Republic of Moldova will need to enact national legislation to facilitate its implementation and application. Moldova is expected to become the 40th contracting state to the EPC.
EPO NEWS: EPO SETS START OF TRANSITIONAL MEASURES TO 1 JANUARY 2023
Aligning with the recently published implementation roadmap published by the Unified Patent Court (UPC), the EPO has decided to adjust the starting date of its transitional measures for filing early requests for unitary effect and filing requests for a delay in issuing the decision to grant a European patent to 1 January 2023.
The measures are applicable until the entry into operation of the Unitary Patent Protection system which is expected to be on 1 April 2023.
Our attorneys are on the road. The whole world of medicine meets at the Medica in Dusseldorf and we will be there too. Are you still looking for someone who is familiar with patents in the field of medical technology? Then please make an appointment with our lawyers Martin Erhardt and Philip Weisshuhn so that you can meet them on site.
28. October 2022
WE ARE WELL PREPARED...
... thanks to our longtime employee and colleague Elwine Kaschner, who not only teaches our trainees, but also passes on her extensive knowledge of the upcoming "Unitary Patent" and the Unified Patent Court in many trainings internally and externally at Heidelberg Academy. Thank you very much for that!
21. October 2022
UNIFIED PATENT COURT JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS AND PRESIDIUM ELECTIONS
The UPC website has now published the list of 85 appointed judges and the composition of the Presidium. Mr Klaus Grabinski (DE) will become President of the Court of Appeal and Ms Florence Butin (FR) will be President of the Court of First Instance.