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Quality Dashboard of the EPO – useful for applicants?

A few days ago, the European Patent Office (EPO) started publishing quality indicators on a specially created quality dashboard (see:

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The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that its fees will increase from 1 April 2024

The European Patent Office will increase most of its fees by an average of around 5% as of April 1, 2024. The fee increase will be significantly higher for the 3rd and 4th ren...

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European Parliament Supports Use of Some Plants Generated By New Genomic Techniques (NGT) But Opposes Patents for all NGT Plants

In a vote held on 7 February 2024, the European Parliament (EP) approved a proposal to

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Press Coverage

The UPC has become known for its expeditious decision-making processes

The UPC has become known for its expeditious decision-making processes. Just how expeditious it can be, has been shown in a recent case filed with the Munich local division against one of our clients. After a quick review of the claimant’s statement of claim, we infor...

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The winners of “Munich’s outstanding companies 2023” award

On November 30, the city honored companies that have shown particularly exemplary commitment to the well-being of Munich residents with the "Munich's outstanding companies" award. We are delighted that we were able to sup...

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Staff News

Maiwald appoints Dr. Sun Jin Lee, Sebastian Herzog and Dr. Tobias Philipp as partners

Maiwald is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sun Jin Lee,

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Dr Isabel Tomerius joins Maiwald as Partner

Patent attorney Dr Isabel Tomerius joi...

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Publications

Wettbewerbsrecht im Kontext von Technologietransfer- und Lizenzverträgen, PharmR 4/2024

EU competition law in the context of technology transfer, license and settlement agreements: Since at least the initiation of the first pharma sector inquiry in 2008, the phar...

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Reliance on a purported technical effect for inventive step – Quo vadis “plausibility” after G 2/21? epi Information, 1/2024

In the context of the effect-driven assessment of inventive step under the European Patent Convention (EPC) it is usually crucial for the outcome whether an Applicant/a Patent...

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Awards

IP STARS 2024: Maiwald achieves ranking for Trademark work

We are pleased to announce that Maiwald has been ranked in Tier 3 this year in the field of trademarks by the renowned magazine Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). The ranki...

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Maiwald ranked as one of the best commercial law firms of the year 2024 by brandeins and Statista

Through a two-stage survey and evaluation process, which takes into account recommendations from lawyers, business and corporate clients, Statista, together with the business ...

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WIPR (World Intellectual Property Review), Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

We are excited that we have been included in the WIPR Germany Trademarks Rankings 2024.We recognize the importance of trademarks as a crucial asset for businesses and ...

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Events

IP Protection for Plant Innovation 2024 – 11th International Conference

FORUM Institut's 11th Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2024 will be held 13 and 14 June 2024 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. The conference is the biennial venue for professionals from around the world to discuss the most important IP developments in the plant innovation sector. A p...

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Maiwald seminar in Munich (20.06.)
and Düsseldorf (27.06.)

UPC, künstliche Intelligenz und standardessentielle Patente Seminar date 1: June 20, 2024, from 2 pm in Munich (Office Maiwald) Seminar date 2: June 27,

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Online lecture: Requirements and current legal developments in the field of SPC production and stockpiling exemptions

On May 23, 2024, from 9:00 to 10:30 am, our partner Marco Stief will give a presentation on the requirements and current legal developments in the field of SPC manufacturing and the stockpiling exemption for the member companies of the Bundesverband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller e.V. (Federal Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers). In particular, Marco Stief will addre...

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Maiwald at INTA´s 2024 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

From May 18 to 22, the INTA Annual Meeting took take place in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to numerous other companies and law firms, Maiwald was also represented on site by Susanna Heurung, 

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