Limitation of claims and the assumption of validity

In proceedings for preliminary injunctions claimants recently try to rely on amended claims which are – as opposed to the granted claims – limited based on a disclosure only included in the specification. Is such a limitation of the claims allowable and in the affirmative should in these cases the legal assumption of the validity … >> read more

01.05.2010

Amendments to the Austrian Patent and Trade Mark Acts 2010

End of December 2009, the Austrian Parliament enacted a significant Amendment to the Patent and Trade Mark Acts. The “Innovation Protection Amendment 2010” provided abolishment of annuities for the first five years for all national patents and for the first three years for all utility models. Annuities for the later years have been slightly raised … >> read more

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