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HOFFMANN EITLE Quarterly Newsletter 9/23
Dear Colleagues and Friends, In this issue of the Hoffmann Eitle Quarterly, we begin a series of articles on a new package of draft EU regulations, with a first article on a draft regulation...find out more
Our response to the proposed new amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA)
The EPO has opened a User Consultation on the proposed new amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA). The amendments seek to support more ambitious timeliness objectives,...find out more
UPC appoints 21 new Technically Qualified Judges
After its recent declaration regarding the appointment of 21 new technically qualified judges (TQJs), the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has yesterday released a comprehensive roster of these TQJs a...find out more
Austria ratifies the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the UPC
As reported by the Council of the EU, Austria has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (PPI) of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) on July 28. Austria h...find out more
How will the Boards interpret the plausibility test in G 2/21?
The million euro question in European patent law these days is: how will the Boards interpret the plausibility test in G 2/21? HOFFMANN EITLE's München partner Jan Zillies took part in one of the v...find out more
HOFFMANN EITLE congratulates newly qualified European Patent Attorneys
We are very proud to announce the HOFFMANN EITLE colleagues who have passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) this year. Congratulations go to: Saskia Gressel (Biotechnology, Munich) T...find out more
When Are Products “Available to the Public” in the Sense of Art. 54(2) EPC?
There is a new and very interesting referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the EPO (T438/19). The referral questions relate to the scenario that the prior art of interest is a product on...find out more
HOFFMANN EITLE Quarterly Newsletter 6/23
Dear Colleagues and Friends, In this issue of the Hoffmann Eitle Quarterly, we first look at how computer-implemented inventions in the field of mechanical engineering and applied physics can be p...find out more
HOFFMANN EITLE wins at Managing IP Awards 2023
HOFFMANN EITLE wins two awards "EPO Proceedings Firm of the Year" and "Germany Patent Disputes Firm of the Year" at the MIP awards show. Special thanks to Matthew Birkett, Iven Mueller, Kei Enomot...find out more
Milan, Munich, and Paris allocated roles in the Unified Patent Court
Italy, France, and Germany have reached an agreement on the division of competences previously designated to London within the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The outcome of their trilateral discussion...find out more