IP News

New developments in intellectual property right assorted by our patent attorneys and attorneys at law.


UPC Agreement


Federal Constitutional Court: "Law on the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court is null and void."

Brexit and UPC Agreement


– The Fog is Gradually Clearing –

TCI wins with Weickmann & Weickmann


TCI wins with Weickmann & Weickmann in patent proceedings for LED technology against Lumileds and Philips Lighting before the German Federal Court of Justice

UPC Agreement


– The Next Chapter of a Never-Ending Story – See my earlier newsletter “German Constitutional Complaint Against The UPC Agreement – A Look in the Crystal Ball of German History –”, published on 19 February 2018, and its update...

Clinical trials and personalised medicines – life sciences patentability issues in Europe


By Wolfgang Weiss and Christian Heubeck, Weickmann & Weickmann. This article first appeared in IAM Yearbook 2020, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division.

Guideline for Validly Claiming Priorities


Losing priority may cause the loss of a protective right. In the following, we provide guidelines to prevent priority being lost for mere formal reasons.

Preliminary Injunction on the Basis of a German Utility Model


A request for Preliminary Injunction based on a utility is the fastest way to take action against a potential infringer. Many courts in Germany dismiss such request on the basis of an unexamined protective right. In any case, the...

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