Timetable announced for the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) entering into forceSprache EN allgemein
On October 6, 2022, the Administrative Committee for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) announced an updated timetable regarding the entry into force of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC). It can be assumed that on April 1, 2023, the Agreement will enter into force.
Amendment the of the German patent act: what does it mean for nullity proceedings?Sprache EN allgemein
The new law is aimed to better align the bifurcated German infringement and nullity proceedings which are dealt with by two different courts, i.e. a state court and the Federal patent Court, respectively. The purpose of the amendment is to accelerate the nullity proceedings in order to close the so-called injunction gap that often resulted from the...
Registration of Transfer of patent rights using digital signatures before the EPOSprache EN allgemein
In accordance with the Notice of the European Patent Office (EPO) as published in the Official Journal of November 2021, A86 a request for registration of a transfer of ownership can be made without a wet signature, in other words: putting pen to paper. Before, the EPO interpreted Rules 22 and 85 EPC to require a handwritten “wet” signature. However, now a...
Brexit Preparedness: How to preserve you European Union intellectual property rightsSprache EN allgemein
At the start of January 2021 the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) will automatically “clone” all granted EUTMs, designations of EUTMs under the International registration system, Registered Community Designs and Hague designs designating the EUIPO, on to the UK register allowing the protection to continue in the UK.
For software patents, Richardt has a grant rate miles ahead of the competition!Sprache EN allgemein
A benchmark of leading European patent law firms shows that Richardt outperforms other firms in the growing field of International Patent Classification (IPC) class GO6F that covers computer implemented inventions and software.