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Great Britain withdraws ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

C&F sees new possibilities for implementation of the EU Community Patent

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Great Britain withdraws ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

C&F sees new possibilities for implementation of the EU Community Patent

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Sisvel vs. Haier: Federal Supreme Court specifies FRAND criteria

More leeway for SEP holders in the granting of licenses

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New draft legislation in Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court

Federal Ministry of Justice continues to support the Unified Patent Court despite constitutional concerns and Brexit

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Dr. Tim Crummenerl appointed as judge at the German Federal Supreme Court

Düsseldorf Regional Court again sends one of its presiding judges to Karlsruhe

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Webinar: The New Rules of Procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal

Recording of our webinar, June 22, 2020

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District Court of Düsseldorf: Major patent infringement proceedings in 2019 and 2020 with participation of Cohausz & Florack

In 2019, major infringement proceedings were conducted at the civil chambers 4a, 4b and 4c of Düsseldorf District Court. C&F participated in many of them in court or was involved with them.

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CFWebinar Co-ownership and Priority

Common pitfalls, best practices and case law update

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/ Created by Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer

Webinar: EPO Case Law on Priority

Recording of our Webinars on 9 June 2020

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Anti-Counterfeiting in Germany 2020

An overview of the enforcement of anti-counterfeiting in Germany

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Deadly pitfalls and lessons learned - claiming priority at the EPO

In a recent high stakes CRISPR/Cas patent opposition case, the EPO Boards of Appeal have once again confirmed their strict and formalistic approach towards the (in)validity of priority claims. It is essential to know the EPO’s strict requirements for validly assigning the priority right.

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Webinar: Claiming Priority Rights for European Patents

Recording of our Webinars on 4 June 2020

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Webinar: Co-ownership of Intellectual Property

Recording of our webinar from may, 28 2020.

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Webinar: The New Rules of Procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal

22 June 2020 11:00 - 12:00

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European Patent Office denies patentability of plants and animals obtained by essentially biological processes (G 3/19 "Pepper")

Reversal of previous case law with far-reaching consequences

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Position of SEP Owners in Germany Strengthened and Clarified

Düsseldorf, 06.05.2020 – In the long running case Sisvel vs. Haier the Federal Supreme Court Germany (Bundesgerichtshof) on May 5, 2020 confirmed an injunction claim of Sisvel against Haier (File No. K ZR 36/17).

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BGH: Successful first hearing of the Xth Civil Senate by video conference

C&F: "Important step to remain functional in the corona crisis"

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Trademarks in Germany

A global guide for practitioners

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/ Created by Hans-Joachim Meyer and Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer

Two new patent attorneys at C&F

With the addition of Dr. Melanie Lödige and Felipe von Heereman, the firm gains further expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals and mechanical engineering

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Act on the Convention Establishing a Unified Patent Court Declared Invalid

C&F: "Unification of European patent law has failed"

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The end of the Unified Patent Court?

Great Britain rejects further participation

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Inventions are a part of our nature

Our world is full of small and big miracles. Nature is often an inspiration for research. But what would happen if research and development were no longer worthwhile because there is no system to protect investments in inventions and new products? What would our world look like then?

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Bloomberg Innovation Index: Germany leading in innovation

Top results in value-added manufacturing, high-tech density and patent activity

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Federal government planning modernization of patent law

C&F: "Personnel situation of the Federal Patent Court must be significantly improved."

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Patent battle over CRISPR

EPO revokes foundational patent of the Broad Institute in last instance for formal priority defects

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CFTalks on IP Monetization

Best practices for generating revenue from your IP - January 30, 2020 – Düsseldorf, Germany

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New Publication: "Handbuch Europäischer Patentprozess" (Handbook of European Patent Pro-cedures)

Reference book written with the participation of experts from Cohausz & Florack

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MDSEPs, FRAND and MPEG-4 procedures – The latest trends in case law

Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are patents that are implemented when a technical standard is used. The enforcement of SEPs is currently one of the most stimulating topics in patent law.

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The IAM global injunction tracker

Trespassing prohibited - The availability of injunctive relief varies widely around the world. In our first analysis of the global injunction landscape we lift the lid on which jurisdictions provide the best opportunity for a sales ban

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IP Service World 25.-26.11.2019

COHAUSZ & FLORACK will again be represented with lectures and a booth.

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New Rules of Procedure of EPO Boards of Appeal Entering into Force on January 1, 2020

C&F informs about changes and challenges for patentees and opponents

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Valuable, secret, protected

Cohausz & Florack informs about the handling of information according to the new Trade Secret Law

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ECJ ruling on the international jurisdiction of judges for cases regarding the infringement of Union trademarks

Relief for German companies filing infringement action

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Hahlbrock Permitted to Continue Using G+H Patent for Construction Components for Radio Equipment

Judgment of the Federal Court of Justice from May 14, 2019

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CFUpdate / CFTalks - The New Rules of Procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal

October 10, 2019 – Düsseldorf, Germany

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Clinical trial disclosures – an obstacle to patentability in Europe

Innovative pharmaceutical companies are faced with a dilemma when seeking patent protection at the European Patent Office (EPO) for novel medical use or compound claims.

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My favorite invention: the magnetic aquarium cleaner

Having an aquarium is a nice hobby. But the cleaning is annoying. This favourite invention cleans the aquarium very quick and without wet arms.

 

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Cohausz & Florack nominated for JUVE Awards 2019

Possible distinction as "Law Firm of the Year for IP"

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EPO Administrative Council adopts new Rules of Procedure for the Boards of Appeal

Stricter rules enter into force on 1 January 2020

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The ECJ judgment Huawei vs. ZTE – with FRAND conditions for rapid agreement on SEPs?

Will the publication of the ECJ ruling Huawei vs. ZTE lead to the expected progress in clarifying the fronts between SEP holders and users of SEPs? In order to be able to answer this, it is necessary to first approach the matter in principle.

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Shaping technological progress with a global IP system

C&F supports cooperation between the world’s five largest patent offices

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Good Prospects for Companies Investing in IP

EPA-EUIPO study on the links between intellectual property rights and growth opportunities in the EU

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New patent attorney at Cohausz & Florack

Dr. Peter Reckenthäler joins the firm's electrical engineering team

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/ Created by Gottfried Schüll, Mathias Karlhuber und Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer

Structural reform at the EPO shows first positive results

Annual Report 2018 of the EPO Boards of Appeal

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Patents in Germany

About the German patent landscape

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New Trade Secrets Act enters into Force

Companies are obliged to implement measures to maintain secrecy

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/ Created by Dr. Arwed Burrichter, Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Dr. Romina Kühnle

The need-to-know facts about patent term extensions in Europe

Patent term extensions via supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) play a key role in the protection of drugs and plant protection products in Europe. Understanding their complex legal framework is just as crucial.

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/ Created by Erik Schäfer und Dr. Reinhard Fischer

Anti-Counterfeiting in Germany

An overview of the enforcement of anti-counterfeiting in Germany

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Growing interest in patent protection in Europe

Annual Report 2018 of the European Patent Office

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Huawei acquires license from MPEG LA

Licensing confirms Düsseldorf's leading role in patent infringement proceedings

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"No-Deal-Brexit" and the Consequences for German Property Rights Holders

C&F on the continued validity of intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom

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Changes in German Trademark Law

Trademark Law Modernization Act (MaMoG) expected to come into force on January 14, 2019

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Licensing practice for standard essential patents confirmed

LG Düsseldorf expands its own judgments on FRAND conditions

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Constructive Discussion Between EPO President, Patent Attorneys, and Attorneys at Law

14 German law firms advocate reliable patent protection for inventors and companies at the EPO

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Court of appeal confirms judgement of Düsseldorf district court of Düsseldorf’s judgement on standard essential patents

London Court of Appeal makes decision judgement in case of Unwired Planet v. Huawei

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SEPs in German courts: implications of the largest joint development processes ever

Present days are seeing the largest joint development processes ever, and the incentives to make use of these joint developments without intellectual or financial contribution are extraordinary

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IP Service World from 26.-27.11.2018

COHAUSZ & FLORACK takes place on the exhibition and conference

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Webinar - Structuring international patent portfolios

Recording of our webinar on 11.10.2018 in cooperation with Management Circle

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Trademarks in Germany

Overview over the German trademark landscape

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Webinar: Structuring international patent portfolios on 11.10.2018

Have you ever thought of what your business goals mean for your patent strategy?

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Proven innovation: Germany ranks 9th internationally

Results of the Global Innovation Index 2018

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For a Strong Economy: The Work of German Customs

Border seizure and further measures against counterfeiting and piracy

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Cohausz & Florack takes top positions in renowned rankings

C&F team consolidates its successes from previous years

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Düsseldorf Regional Court the leading location for patent cases

Case figures published for 2017

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"High time for labor jurisdiction at the European Patent Office"

Statement by Cohausz & Florack on the conditions at the EPO

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Labor jurisdiction at the EPO, now!

The European Patent Office (EPO) has been facing serious accusations of bullying and human rights violations for years. An article from the debate magazine Cicero once again describes concerning details.

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CFTalks - Patent (In)Validity at the EPO and in Germany

Expert Strategies, Best Practices and Lessons Learned

September 12, 2018 – Düsseldorf, Germany

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Sprycel – new plausibility threshold for life sciences patents?

The Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) decision (February 1 2017) upholding the revocation of Bristol-Myer Squibb’s (BMS) European Patent 1169038 for lack of inventive step came as a shock and a surprise for many in the pharmaceutical sector.

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BGH Decision "Drum Unit"

Replacing the drum is a permissible maintenance measure

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“Companies are keen to innovate”

Hanover Trade Fair 2018: C&F draws positive conclusion

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/ Created by Erik Schäfer, Dr. Reinhard Fischer

Anti-Counterfeiting Guide

German chapter

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CFTalks Global Prosecution Strategies

With a regional focus on North and South America

June 19, 2018 - Düsseldorf

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Harmonizing case law on the doctrine of equivalence across Europe

Important decisions of the supreme courts of Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland

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Hahlbrock Permitted to Continue Using G+H Patent for Construction Components for Radio Equipment

Judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf from March 14, 2018

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Patents Strengthen Economy and Job Market

Current publications underline the importance of intellectual property rights and Germany’s top position in IP

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New Technologies – New Paths for Arbitration

Book Arbitration in the Digital Age with contribution by C&F attorney Erik Schäfer

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Creative Ideas Instead of Brazen Copies

Infamous award “Plagiarius”: advocating fairness and protection of intellectual property rights

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Strengthening Employee Rights in International Organizations

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Broß talks to C&F

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New Partners and Associates at Cohausz & Florack

New appointments in the fields of Life Sciences, IT, Physics

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“Encouraging and Promoting Young People”

RWTH Training Fund / BMBF Scholarship: C&F is supporting six students at the RWTH Aachen

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Obstacles and failures on the way to the UPC

C&F interview with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Broß

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“The modern constitutional state becomes a farce”

The structure of the European Patent Convention (EPC) is incompatible with the German Basic Law (“Grundgesetz”) in many ways, says Prof. Dr. Siegfried Bross, former judge at the German Federal Constitutional Court. An interview about obstacles and failures on the way to a Unified Patent Court.

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European Patent Convention, Unified Patent Court and the German Basic Law

Speech at the opening ceremony of the office of the patent attorneys and lawyers Cohausz und Florack in Munich on 28 November 2017

 

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EPO fees to be reduced

Member States of the EPO to decide on measures to reduce costs and increase efficiency

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Cohausz & Florack opens new office in Munich

Opening ceremony with representatives from the fields of law and economics

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Ritter Sport and Dextro Energy maintain trademark protection for their square shape marks

Federal Court of Justice suspends decisions of the Federal Patent Court for the time being.

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COHAUSZ & FLORACK at the IP Service World

from November 27 to 29, 2017 in Munich

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Head of EUIPO Campinos New President of the European Patent Office

Cohausz & Florack (C&F): “The right person at the head of the EPO to solve personnel-related and structural challenges.”

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Patents in Germany

Q & A article about the German patent landscape

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The need-to-know facts about patent term extensions in Europe

As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has seen an overwhelming number of referrals regarding patent term extensions in recent years, the interpretation of the law in this area has become increasingly complex. This chapter provides up-to-date answers to the most frequently asked questions on supplementary protection certificates (SPCs).

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IAM Patent 1000 2017

In the current IAM Patent 1000 ranking, the firm continues to be ranked at the top.

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COHAUSZ & FLORACK with top positions

in the rankings of Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche

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Patent pools in the life sciences: a potential facilitator of CRISPR commercialisation

Patent pools are agreements between two or more patent owners to aggregate a number of patents and then license these to each other or third parties.

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Sale of HIV drug in Germany still permitted

BGH confirms compulsory license for Isentress in Germany

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Another Obstacle for the Unified Patent Court

Ratification a far-off prospect for the time being

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Cohausz & Florack Opens Office in Munich

Location with high relevance for intellectual property rights

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Chambers 2017

COHAUSZ & FLORACK again well ranked

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Better Conditions for Software Patents in China

C&F seminar "Spotlight on China" on May 16, 2017 in Düsseldorf

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How arbitration procedures benefit more from IT

New ICC Commission report “Information Technology in International Arbitration” released

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How to do a patent application ?

(in German)

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Ideas

Movie about the power of ideas

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COHAUSZ & FLORACK at Hannover Messe

Solutions of our competitions

 

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Creating and Protecting Innovation

C&F at the Hannover Trade Fair from April 24 to 28, 2017

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/ Created by Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Dr. Reinhard Fischer

Trademarks in Germany

About the German trademark landscape

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“Secure basis for research and development"

DPMA and EPA statistics 2016: German and European property rights on the upswing

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Submitting new grounds for revocation in opposition appeal proceedings permitted

C&F: “BGH decision is welcomed”

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New edition of “Handbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit” (“Handbook Arbitration”)

Second, fully revised edition of the standard reference book – again with the participation of attorney-at-law Erik Schäfer, Cohausz & Florack

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/ Created by Mathias Karlhuber, Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer

Spotlight on China - What you need to know on IP law and doing business in China

CFUpdate China IP Basics and CFTalks China IP and Business Insights on May 16, 2017 in Düsseldorf

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/ Created by Andreas Thielmann, Jan Ackermann

Italy ratifies UPC convention

C&F: “Strong signal for functioning cooperation in Europe”

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AVC patentees file suit against ZTE and Huawei

Cohausz & Florack representing the plaintiffs before Düsseldorf District Court

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The UPC springs back to life

The Unified Patent Court received an unexpected boost in November 2016, when the UK government committed to ratifying the agreement despite Brexit. Private practice experts from three leading European law firms discuss the implications.

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/ Created by Dr. Arwed Burrichter, Mathias Karlhuber, Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer

UPC could open as early as December 2017, if not blocked by a “hard” Brexit

Unitary Patent Court: New options for patentees

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Europe’s patent landscape post-Brexit

The decision by UK voters to leave the European Union has thrown plans for the Unified Patent Court into chaos. Specialists from three top European law firms discuss what is likely to happen now, as well as other key issues.

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Software patents and red pigeons

Software is a field of technology that is closely akin to mechanical engineering, mining, chemistry and pharmacy, as there are few differences between these fields in terms of patenting.

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Legal 500 2017 Germany

COHAUSZ & FLORACK ranked among the top tier in Patent Prosecution

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Cohausz & Florack appoints two new partners

Firm strengthened by Hendrik Bücker and Jan Ackermann.

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EPO decision on prejudice to novelty of parent and divisional applications

Relief for patentees and applicants with regard to so-called “poisonous divisionals”.

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/ Created by Jan Ackermann

British government wishes to hold on to UPC ratification

C&F sees possible break-through for European court system.

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France Brevets grants licenses to HTC

NFC licensing program to be further expanded

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Transaction report and interview: France Brevets and Samsung conclude license agreement

The French investment fund France Brevets has recently granted the electronics provider Samsung important patent licenses for the use of NFC technology. The companies agreed on a contract, according to which Samsung is permitted to use NFC patents for contactless data transmission over a very short distance in its products.

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C&F at the Global Connect

26. and 27. October 2016 in Stuttgart

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COHAUSZ & FLORACK at IPBC Asia 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring IPBC Asia on Dec 4-6 this year in Shanghai.

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Brexit: “Business as usual? Not quite!”

C&F points out increased investment risk concerning IP litigation in Great Britain

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Brexit and the consequences: What will become of community property rights?

C&F explains effects on EU IP rights

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IAM Patent 1000 2016

COHAUSZ & FLORACK comes out top again.

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/ Created by Dr. Arwed Burrichter, Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Dr. Tobias Hoheisel

Using the UPC to your benefit in pharmaceuticals and life sciences

The proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) is expected to have a strong impact on patent filing and enforcement strategy in the pharmaceutical sector, because pan-European patent coverage and cross-border patent enforcement are of primary importance to pharmaceuticals.

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France Brevets and Samsung conclude license agreement

Repeatedly successful marketing of NFC patent portfolio

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DRUPA 2016

COHAUSZ & FLORACK at the Touchpoint 3D fab + print

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Good places for resolving IP conflicts

ICC study on specialized courts for intellectual property rights

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Patents in Germany

Every country has its characteristics in patent law. Here are the main facts about the German patent landscape.

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/ Created by Dr. Arwed Burrichter, Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Dr. Tobias Hoheisel

Proposed structure of the Unified Patent Court

The proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) has long attracted the attention of both enthusiasts and critics. Whatever your opinion of the new system, now is the time to get acquainted with it: preparations for the UPC are in their final stages and legislators and organisational committees are working hard to ensure that the long-anticipated new system…

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/ Created by Gottfried Schüll

Ready for the future in 3D – with clever intellectual property rights strategies

C&F at Hannover Messe from 25 to 29 April 2016

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/ Created by Andreas Thielmann

New partner at Cohausz & Florack

Dr. Henning Sternemann now supporting the firm with interdisciplinary expertise

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/ Created by Andreas Thielmann

New EU Trademark Directive in Force

Trademark reform simplifies and speeds up registration procedures in the EU

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/ Created by Erik Schäfer

Second edition of standard textbook on ICC arbitration rules published

“ICC Arbitration in Practice” provides orientation and guidance in the area of international arbitration

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/ Created by Gottfried Schüll

Germany leads the way in climate-friendly innovation

EPO study shows strong growth in green technologies

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“Quick and unbureaucratic information”

PMA arbitration board provides new online database for rulings concerning the German Employee Invention Act

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/ Created by Erik Schäfer

Protection against loss of know-how: legal and technical measures

C&F seminar: “Losing know-how – a new challenge” on 1st December 2015 in Düsseldorf

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Getting to grips with the UPC ‘patent zoo’

All EU member states will be able to use the proposed common European patent court, the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The UPC will hear infringement and revocation proceedings for European patents that are valid in the territories of the participating states.

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/ Created by Dr. Reinhard Fischer

Protection against imitation possible even after expiry of patent

Federal Court of Justice (BGH) ruling strengthens innovative companies

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/ Created by Hendrik Bücker

“Awareness for intellectual property rights in Europe is growing"

EPA Social Report 2014: more personnel for the protection of inventions

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/ Created by Gottfried Schüll

European Court of Justice establishes clear rules for SEP actions

Judgment in patent proceedings Huawei vs. ZTE

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/ Created by Dr. Henning Sternemann

Faster patent protection

German PTO joins Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) and expands its network of partner offices

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/ Created by Dr. Thomas Rox

New edition of “Das Patentassessorexamen” (German patent bar exam) now available

Guidance and manual for prospective patent attorneys

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/ Created by Jan Ackermann

“EU patent creates a good climate for innovation”

C&F welcomes the ECJ's decisions on the “EU patent package”

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Hannover Messe 2015

COHAUSZ & FLORACK at Hannover Messe 2015 (in German)

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/ Created by Dr. Arwed Burrichter

Two new patent attorneys at C&F

Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer and Michel Kaminsky reinforce the firm in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals & life sciences, engineering and technology

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Great amount of interest in innovations from North Rhine-Westphalia

C&F informed about the economic importance of intellectual property rights at Hannover Messe

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/ Created by Johannes Simons

“Many not aware of fiscal risks associated with IP-rights”

C&F seminar: “Intellectual Property rights in corporate groups” on May 7, 2015 in Düsseldorf

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C&F presents inventions from North Rhine-Westphalia

Special exhibition for innovative products and technologies

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FRAND conditions not bound to SEPs in all cases

Judgment by the District Court of Düsseldorf in patent proceedings of France Brevets versus HTC

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Intellectual property rights secure the business location of North Rhine-Westphalia

C&F at the Hannover Messe from 13 to 17 April 2015

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Mathias Karlhuber appointed ICC Patent Rapporteur

ICC Commission on Intellectual Property Rights is considered an important mouthpiece for innovative industries

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“Clients appreciate arbitration and technical expertise”

C&F strengthens its presence in national and international arbitration institutions

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Norway now more interesting for patent applicants

Norway's accession to the London Convention provides for simplified patent protection

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Further success for Topfield in litigation against Grundig patent utiliser IGR

BGH rules on the long-time patent procedure concerning TV technology

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/ Created by Mathias Karlhuber

China to introduce special IP-Courts

An Important Step for a Better IP Protection

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/ Created by Dr. Ralph Schippan

60 Years at the Service of Intellectual Property

Cohausz & Florack to celebrate the Law Firm’s Jubilee

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/ Created by Mathias Karlhuber

New IP Roadmap released

C&F takes a share in international guidelines for intellectual property

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/ Created by Johannes Simons

„Approach your Staff! Be offensively-minded!”

How employers and inventors communicate successfully with each other

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/ Created by Andreas Thielmann

Accelerated Patent Application Examinations

Cohausz & Florack welcomes PPH Pilot Project with Austria

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/ Created by Erik Schäfer

EU Patent Court Rules refined

Cohausz & Florack’s proposals considered

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/ Created by Andreas Thielmann

Cohausz & Florack to enhance its electrical engineering section

Cohausz & Florack (C&F) continually enhances its electrical engineering section: On January 1 2014 Dr. Fabian Vogelbruch was appointed partner.

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Cohausz & Florack to further Junior Engineers in Germany

16 scholarships for talented RWTH Aachen students since 2010

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