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Stay well-informed about the latest developments in the field of intellectual property law, participate in our corporate life and learn more about the latest innovations in our “Shark Tank of Patents” blog.

News: Does formal procedures in patent law sound dry and boring?

Think again! Elwine Kaschner aims to prove the opposite with her book "Formalsachbearbeitung Patentrecht –Praxishandbuch mit Grafiken und Fallbeispielen".

12.07.2024

News: What is EPAC – European Patent Administration Certification?

Clémence Eidel and Elwine Kaschner explain what EPAC means.

09.07.2024

News: Romania – EPO accepts "requests for a delay of registration of unitary effect"

As reported here, beginning with September 1st, 2024, the unitary effect with Romania will include 18 EU countries.

04.07.2024

News: Questions relating to interpretation of claims under Art. 69 EPC referred to Enlarged Board of Appeal

03 July 2024
In T0439/22, published on 1 July 2024, the Board of Appeal decided to refer questions whether the description and the claims should be taken into account for interpretation of the claims to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

03.07.2024

News: New Design - Proven Competence

The world is colorful – and so are we! We created a new Corporate Design with geometric signs and fresh colors.

28.06.2024

News: Equality of arms or anti-trust offence?

The use of 4G or 5G in smartphones or cars requires the licensing of thousands of patents. Implementers can now jointly negotiate mobile phone patent rights, which could strengthen their position in FRAND negotiations.

18.06.2024

News: European Intellectual Property Seminar 2024

Time for a Get-Together! Registration for our 34th Seminar from October 6 to 9, 2024 in Freising, Germany, is now online.

07.06.2024

News: Football fans worldwide can breathe a sigh of relief

The Unified Patent Court has rejected an application for a preliminary injunction against UEFA.

06.06.2024

News: Romania becomes the 18th UPC member

On May 31, 2024, Romania has deposited its instrument of ratification and will accede to the UPCA on 1 September 2024.

05.06.2024

Blog: Kitchbo – The first baking mat with a click system

thanks to its pyramid structure, the food rests on the mat in spots, allowing optimum air circulation, making turning unnecessary and giving meat, fish and vegetables an all-round crispy texture.

27.05.2024

News: Get moving in office life …

… that's what Ms. Peetz-Huber did last week in cooperation with the Techniker Krankenkasse.

22.05.2024

News: UPC Agreement ratified by Romania

On April 14, 2024, Romania's Law 81/2024 came into effect, officially ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA).

21.05.2024

News: What a great evening again …

Lots of new faces, lots of great presentations and stories about founding, delicious pizza, dial-up phones and a whole lot of networking and exchanging thoughts.

17.05.2024

News: Great food and sunshine

Today Mr. & Mrs. Smith Bar-B-Que from Ergolding treated us to a delicious meal in glorious weather.

15.05.2024

News: We are ready.

Kuhnen & Wacker and Kasper Communications present Aus Gründen Vol.03. The third round will take place on May 16, 2024.

10.05.2024

News: Here we go again

The registration period for the next “Aus Gründen” event has started!

03.05.2024

News: Ireland's UPC referendum postponed

On April 16, 2024, Ireland's minister for enterprise, trade and employment, Peter Burke, has confirmed that the Irish government has postponed its scheduled referendum on ratification on the UPC Agreement.

19.04.2024

News: Unified Patent Court starts with Main Hearings

The inaugural main hearing at the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was conducted before the Munich local division on April 16, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the still very young history of the UPC.

19.04.2024

Blog: Haepsi Kebag – Functional and sustainable packaging solution

The Haepsi Patent EP3954625B1 relates to a new kebab packaging

31.03.2024

News: The Haribo Gummybear has chest hair?

An article by Birgit Reiter, published in the ECTA Bulletin March 2024.

28.03.2024

News: German vs. European Patent System

An article by Detlef von Ahsen in the 1st issue of March 2024 of GermanLawInternational, Legal Platform - part of the DeutscherAnwaltsSpiegel Group.

26.03.2024

News: We did it again

… and “Aus Gründen” Vol.02 was successfully held yesterday. So all we can say is: Thanks to all the guests, speakers and all the helping hands who contributed to this mega evening!

23.03.2024

Blog: aspUraclip – Mini-inhaler

Tiny nasal inhaler

13.02.2024

News: The second round of "Aus Gründen" begins

The event will take place on February 22. Registration will open soon.

06.02.2024

News: Some Updates from EPLIT on the Unified Patent Court's case statistics so far

EPLIT (European Patent Litigators Association) is the association for European Patent Attorneys.

06.02.2024

News: Save the date!

European Intellectual Property Seminar 2024 in Freising, October 6 to 9, 2024

24.01.2024

News: A very warm welcome!

We are delighted to welcome Julian Graf as a new partner in our firm as of 1 January 2024!

01.01.2024

Blog: Drain Fairy "Abfluss Fee" – Fresh scent for the sink

In season 3, episode 2, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German pendant to "Shark Tank" in the US and "Dragon's Den" in the UK), a passionate inventor presents his invention, called Abfluss Fee

15.06.2023

Blog: HiccAway – How to Get Rid of Hiccups

In season 13, episode 12, of the TV show "Shark Tank" (in Germany: "Die Höhle der Löwen" and in UK: Dragon's Den), entrepreneurs present HiccAway which is an L-shaped straw that creates an ideal amount of pressure to stop hiccups

28.04.2023

Blog: smartsleep – Sleep well!

In season 5, episode 3, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a young company, Smart Sleep GmbH, presents a nutritional supplement called "smartsleep"

21.12.2022

Blog: Hackboe – The power hoe

n season 10, episode 6, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a company from Coesfeld presents a power hoe similar to a string trimmer called "Hackboe"

23.11.2022

Blog: Flasher – All-in-one high-tech wearables for cyclists and e-scooter riders with gesture-controlled turn signals, automatic emergency brake light and position light

In season 12, episode 4, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a startup from Graz presents blinking light wristbands for cyclists called Flasher

21.09.2022

Blog: Nivilli – The comfortable nail shoe for aerating and leveling

In season 11, episode 7, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a young company presents a nail shoe called Nivilli, which is to be used for leveling floors and aerifying lawns

31.08.2022

Blog: WowWow – The dog collar with integrated leash

In season 9, episode 11, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), an animal lover couple presents a new kind of dog collar.

28.07.2022

Blog: Ajuma uv-bodyguard – As much sun as is good for you!

In season 9, episode 7, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a young startup, ajuma GmbH from Munich, presents a UV tracker called "UV-BODYGUARD", whose target group is outdoor enthusiasts and athletes.

22.06.2022

Blog: Wirestyle – Extra class images from a thread

In season 11, episode 3, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a young startup, WireStyle from Karlsruhe, Germany, presents photos in string art, so-called thread pictures.

22.05.2022

Blog: Happybrush – Good for your teeth and the environment

In season 4, episode 8, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a young startup from Munich presents an electric sonic toothbrush. The Happybrush is a sonic toothbrush that is supposed to clean teeth very thoroughly while brushing with 30,000 vibrations per minute.

12.05.2022

Blog: Panthergrip – Absolutely non-slip shin guard

In season 7, episode 6, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), an independent developer presents a shin guard called PANTHERGRIP that offers faster donning and greater wearing comfort.

22.03.2022

Blog: Scewo BRO – The new power wheelchair

In season 10, episode 6, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a company from Winterthur presents a self-propelled, height-adjustable and stair-climbing wheelchair called Scewo BRO.

01.02.2022

Blog: SHAVENT – Plastic Free Shaver

In season 10, episode 5, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a young company from Munich presents a razor called SHAVENT: a swing-head razor with an interchangeable blade head.

24.11.2021

Blog: HOLY PIT – The smart refill deodorant

In season 10, episode 4, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), the Holy Pit GmbH presents a refillable deodorant stick: a refill kit made of recycled plastic, in which the refill units are packaged in paper in an environmentally friendly way.

02.11.2021

Blog: BOTANYIA – Shapely plant pots

In season 10, episode 3, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a young start-up from Freiberg, Germany, presents a plant pot called Botanyia: a plant container with a natural stone look that is supposed to imitate marble and sandstone.

18.10.2021

Blog: LAUFMAUS – Hand grip element for posture improvement

In season 10, episode 1, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a sports physician presents a product specifically for runners that straightens the upper body and puts it in an optimized posture: the Laufmaus (German for "running mouse")

04.10.2021

Blog: KOHPA – The world’s first paper with electrical conductibility

In season 10, episode 2, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), Walter Reichel and Peter Helfer present a carbon fiber paper called KOHPA: an electrically conductive paper that can be used for power and heat distribution as well as radiation protection.

27.09.2021

Blog: WAVEWINDER – This is the perfect wave

In season 9, episode 11, of the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the US show Shark Tank and the UK show Dragon's Den), a self-employed hairdresser presents a product for perms called "Wavewinder": a plastic molding that is supposed to replace conventional curlers and curling irons.

24.09.2021

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