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Anybody who received a warning letter due to the infringement of a European patent is threatened by serious consequences. In the worst case it may even happen that you get imprisoned. Indeed this is the last mean which is used against patent infringers. And if you react to previous claims in an adequate manner and with the help of professionals, worse consequences may be prevented.
Have you infringed a patent with a supposed new invention? A warning letter is an established mean for patent holders to proceed against patent infringements. Even if the warning letter is an extra-judicial procedure, it is nevertheless made to prevent the patent infringement permanently like for instance a preliminary injunction.
Software patents have been a controversial topic for years. Often people say that it is not possible to patent software in Germany. We would like to explain you in detail, what it’s all about. Why it is difficult in Germany to apply for a patent for software As a matter of fact, according to the law text programs for data processing systems – in common language software – can’t be patented.
In the year 2016 the highly discussed EU unitary patent shall take effect. Here, we’ve already discussed about the problems which still hinder the realization. A major point for discussion are the costs of such an EU patent. For a long time the states of the EU haven’t agreed about the height of the costs.
Recently the SIPO (State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China) published a draft with modifications to the present Chinese patent law. These changes affect not only businesses who are already investing in the Chinese market, but also companies or inventors who want to apply for a patent. We sum up the most important points.
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