Posts in Germany


CAFC affirms invalidity of geographic map visualization patent asserted against Google Earth

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entered a non-precedential decision in Art+Com Innovation Pool GmbH v. Google LLC, which affirmed a lower court’s …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 10

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2016: Design Patent Highlights

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators. The 2016 report dissects the macro trends associated with filing activity and registrations for 2015 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
4 months ago 0

Kroger files suit against Lidl alleging trademark infringement of private grocery food label

Cincinnati, OH-based grocery retailer Kroger Company (NYSE:KR) recently filed a trademark infringement suit against German-based discount supermarket chain Lidl over a private food label. The suit, …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 1

Germany Suspends Requirement of Presidential Signature for Formal Ratification of UPC Agreement

Effective June 11, 2017, the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to suspend the Presidential signature required for formal ratification of the UPC …
By Matthias Weiden
6 months ago 0

The Pioneers of Electricity: Top 10 Inventors of Electrical Technologies

Electricity may power our modern world but the phenomenon of electric activity has been observed for millennia. Studies into triboelectric charges, or electrostatic charging created by rubbing …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 11

A Changing Patent Landscape: U.S. no longer the most patent friendly jurisdiction in the world

At this moment in history almost everything we thought we knew about global patent protection is being challenged. The U.S. is not the most patent friendly …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 13

Inconvenient Truth: America no longer fuels the fire of creative genius with the patent system

The problem with not having an independent invention defense, according to Lemely, is that people who invent themselves couldn’t possibly find out about what others have …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 33

Other Barks for Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A well-known patent monetization firm jumps back into the brokered patent market in 2016’s fourth quarter. A federal judge in New York allows arguments over whether American …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

Jägermeister files trademark opposition with TTAB over similar Milwaukee Bucks logo

In April 2015, the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks announced that it was in the midst of a project to redesign the team’s logo. Reports indicated …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 1

Nanoco acquisition of Kodak patents increases holdings in QLED display tech

On Monday, November 28th, the UK-based nanotech firm Nanoco Group announced that it had acquired a patent portfolio from Eastman Kodak in the field of quantum dot …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Dr. Henrik Holzapfel Joins McDermott Will & Emery in Düsseldorf

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has announced that Dr. Henrik Holzapfel, a leading intellectual property partner, has joined the Firm as a partner in its Dü…
By Press Releases
1 year ago 0

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2015: Design Patent Highlights

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators. The 2015 report dissects the macro trends associated with filing activity and registrations for 2014 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
1 year ago 0

Intellectual Property Court Established in Ukraine

After a decade of disputes and lobbying, Ukraine has finally joined the countries with special IP courts or patent courts, namely the United Kingdom, the United States, …
By Anastasiia Radomska
1 year ago 0

Keeping an eye on patent trolls

Regulators face a twofold challenge: First, they need to balance the legitimate interests of patent holders and licensees in order to determine which activities and contracts the …
By Ralf Boscheck
2 years ago 5

American innovation has been fueled by immigrant inventors

Without immigrants and the influx of knowledge brought by them to our country’s shores, American innovation and the overall economy would look nothing like it does …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2