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The Unified Patent Court

The Unified Patent Court

Its competence and the decision to opt-out The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will be the common court of the Contracting Member States for future European Patents and Unitary Patents and thus a central part of all those States ́ judicial systems. In the future, the UPC...

Sequence Listings ST.26 – The fun has begun!

Sequence Listings ST.26 – The fun has begun!

Sequence Listings - ST.26 Despite concerns expressed by IP practitioners and patent applicants, WIPO has implemented its the new standard on sequence listings (WIPO standard ST.26). It came into force on July 1, 2022, without a transition period. The new standard...

10 IP Tips for Social Media Users and Influencers

10 IP Tips for Social Media Users and Influencers

Social media. For some the parasitic mental decay of future generations, for many an integral part of everyday life—for businesses and influencers a whole new realm of possibilities. Users of platforms such as Instagram are constantly increasing. In January 2013...

NACHRUF – LEO FLEUCHAUS

NACHRUF – LEO FLEUCHAUS

Andrea Fleuchaus: "Mein Bruder Michael und ich haben das große Glück von sehr liebevollen Eltern großgezogen worden zu sein. Sie haben uns ständig ermutigt und waren immer geduldig mit uns. Ich wusste, dass ihre Liebe und Unterstützung bedingungslos waren, auch wenn...

The G1/21 – „Friends of the courts“ – Amicus Curiae

The G1/21 – „Friends of the courts“ – Amicus Curiae

As can be quickly learned while studying the EPC for the EQE, G-Decisions have a weighty importance as case law of the EPO. The aim of these decisions and opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) is “to ensure uniform application of the law" and to clarify or...