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  1. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    Another FRAND CJEU referral? Don't bet on it.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/another-frand-cjeu-referral-don't-bet-on-it

    Germany's Federal Cartel Office has taken the unusual step of suggesting that first instance courts hearing ten Nokia v Daimler cases make a reference to the CJEU. Some have speculated that this intervention means that ...

  2. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted German patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-new-german-legislation-to-fight-pandemic-may-affect-granted-patents

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the German government has recently passed a “corona crisis package”. The so-called Act for protecting the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Importance, the ...

  3. Legal news
    07 September 2017
    The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/in-focus/unitary-patents-and-the-unified-patent-court

    The European Patent Office (EPO) and the participating countries are in the final stages of establishing the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). This represents the biggest change to patent law in Europe ...

  4. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    Federal Supreme Court's decision in Sisvel v Haier moves Germany closer to the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/federal-supreme-court's-decision-in-sisvel-v-haier-moves-germany-closer-to-the-uk

    The Federal Supreme Court's Cartel Senate has given its written reasons in the Sisvel v Haier case. In two areas, it seems that Germany has moved closer to the opinion of the Court of Appeal in Unwired Planet. The ...

  5. Legal news
    14 January 2019
    New Decision: Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf on Second Medical Use Patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/new-decision-higher-regional-court-dusseldorf-on-second-medical-use-patents

    Almost two years ago, the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf first iterated new liability criteria with respect to Second Medical Use Patents (cf. decision Östrogenblocker of May 5, 2017, docket no. I-2 W 6/17).

  6. Legal news
    05 December 2018
    Patents: SPCs: combined medical device and medicinal product
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/patents-spcs-combined-medical-device-and-medicinal-product

    This decision follows the recent trend for the ECJ to give more straightforward interpretations of the SPC Regulation, providing certainty for users of the system.

  7. Twobirds news
    08 March 2019
    Bird & Bird advises Precision on the acquisition of SimplicityBio
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/germany/bird-bird-beraet-precision-medicine

    International law firm Bird & Bird has advised long term client Precision for Medicine, part of the Precision Medicine Group, on its acquisition of Swiss company SimplicityBio from its founders.