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  1. Legal news
    04 November 2019
    Are German Courts the “Spoilsport” of the “Divisional Game” when it comes to Preliminary Injunction Requests?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/are-germany-courts-the-spoilsport-of-the-divisional-game-when-it-comes-to

    If a patentee undertakes actions with respect to a patent of the same patent family (e.g. waiving the parent patent of a divisional patent), this is often negatively characterised as playing the “Divisional Game”. We ...

  2. Legal news
    07 February 2019
    German Federal Patent Court denies request for preliminary grant of a compulsory license – Where do we go from here?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/german-federal-patent-court-denies-request-for-preliminary-grant-of-compulsory-license

    Sanofi sought a compulsory licence for the distribution of its high cholesterol drug Praluent® but this was dismissed in preliminary proceedings (docket no: 3 LiQ 1/18).

  3. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/bird-and-bird-secures-win-in-preliminary-injunction-patent-case-before-the-dusseldorf-courts

    On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”) – one of Bird & Bird’s key clients – is entitled to a preliminary injunction against ...

  4. Legal news
    20 March 2020
    German Constitutional Court declares the vote on the ratification act of the UPC Agreement unconstitutional because of a lack of the required quorum
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/german-constitutional-court-declares-the-vote-on-the-ratification-act-of-the-upc-agreement

    Today the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) ruled that the German ratification act for the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) is void, because an insufficient number of members of parliament was ...

  5. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted 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 ...