25 November 2008: Decision of the Enlarged Board on the Patentability of the WARF/Thomson Stem Cell Application: A method which necessarily involves the destruction of a human embryo is excluded from patentability, even if this step is not part of the claims

1.: The Referral: The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) issued the long awaited decision in the WARF/Thomson Stem Cell Application. The patent application was initially rejected by the Examining Division. The responsible Technical Board of Appeals referred several questions to the EBA for clarifying questions with regard to patentability … >> read more

01.12.2008

Christmas donation 2008

Our Christmas donation 2008 was given to “Rote Nasen” (Red Nose Clowndoctors), “Menschen für Menschen” and “St. Anna Kinderspital” (Children’s Cancer Research Institute). “Roten Nasen” Clowndoctors are visiting ill and suffering people in hospitals and social organisations using humor to give them energy and courage for facing life. “Menschen für Menschen” runs a wide range … >> read more

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia accedes to the European Patent Convention

On 28 October 2009, the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK) deposited its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC). The EPC will accordingly enter into force for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 1 January 2009. The European Patent Organisation will thus comprise the following 35 member states … >> read more

01.11.2008

Community Trade Mark Courts; Relationship CTM – earlier Domain Name

The CTM “PERSONAL SHOP” was registered for mail order publicity (class 35) and dispatch of mail order wares (class 38), and used by way of online shop, offering a. o. garments and household goods accessible by a homepage www.personalshop.net. Claimant sued on the basis of this CTM the German defendant at a local court for … >> read more

01.08.2008

15 July 2008: First Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office to a Petition for Review according to Art. 112a EPC

Under EPC 2000 (in force since 13 December 2008) it is for the first time possible for the Enlarged Board of Appeal (“EBA”) to correct decisions of Appeal Boards which have been based on essential procedural errors (Art. 112a EPC). The petition, however, may only be filed on specific, limited grounds, for example that a … >> read more

01.07.2008
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