Equivalent arrangement of the heating surface of a grill tray

The patent in dipute provides that the outer edge of the heating surface of the protected grill tray is connected to the cut edge of the furnace pan. With the controversial grill bowl the outer edge of the heating surface lies slightly outside the cut edge of the furnace tub. This slight projection of the … >> read more

07.01.2019

Supreme Court examines patent case concerning limitation period

The general limitation period for juridical actions in Austria is 30 years. However, particular laws can stipulate shorter or longer limitation periods. For example, for claims in patent infringement cases, the limitation period is generally three years. This period begins from the time when knowledge of the infringement and the infringing person is obtained. In … >> read more

14.09.2018

State of the Art and Bifurcation

According to German Patent Law the courts are bound by the grant of a patent by the respective Patent Office. In consequence thereof they cannot hold a patent as null and void: an action for declaration of non-infringement cannot be based on the lack of patentability of the patent. However, a defence against an infringement … >> read more

03.05.2017
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