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Supplementary Protection Certificates

This means that a patent proprietor cannot fully exploit the patent. In such cases, the legislator provides compensation in the form of Supplementary Protection Certificates. In the countries of the European Union (EU), a Supplementary Protection Certificate extends the term of patent protection by a maximum of 5 years. […]
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The patent grants its proprietor a right of prohibition. If a third party uses the protected invention without authorization, the patent proprietor can take action against the infringer. Typical claims asserted in court are injunctive relief and damages (see patent infringement). In several countries, including Germany, it is possible to apply for a utility model alongside or in addition to a patent. This is also a technical property right, but it is registered without substantive examination. The protectability of a utility model is only assessed in infringement proceedings before a court or cancellation proceedings before the Patent Office. […]
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Utility Models

The term of a utility model is a maximum of ten years. Utility models can be used to protect products, but not processes. It is also possible to protect certain medical uses known as a pharmaceutical utility model. The utility model can be obtained quickly and inexpensively. After a formal examination, the patent office registers it without substantive examination for protectability. […]
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From ST.25 to ST.26: Small increment – big change for sequence listings 

On 1 July 2022, the new WIPO Standard ST.26 on the filing of sequence listings for patent applications has entered into force. The new regulations replace the current standard ST.25 and will implement XML as the standard format for sequence listings instead of the current TXT format.  It is important to note for all applicants […]

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TCI wins with WEICKMANN in invalidity proceedings on LED technology against Signify before Federal Patent Court

Munich, 19.05.2022: The Italian electronics group TCI Telecomunicazioni Italia S.r.L. has prevailed in further patent nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) against Signify Holding B.V. concerning a core technology for LED lighting systems. Following an oral hearing on May 17, 2022, the 4th Senate (Nullity Senate) of the Federal Patent Court declared the […]

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