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Patent Litigation in Germany and Europe

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear an expert discuss initiating and responding to patent litigation in Germany and Europe. A 25-year veteran of German patent litigation will explain core issues in asserting patents in Germany, including bifurcation of infringement proceedings and nullity actions, injunction gaps, discovery, prosecution history estoppel, court fees, and surety bonds.

If you need answers to questions like these, this webinar is essential:

  • How do European countries such as Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and the Netherlands compare in terms of speed, costs, injunctive relief, discovery, and trials for infringement and validity?
  • How much prior art should be submitted in nullity proceedings?
  • What impact does changing litigation value have on court fees?
  • Who is responsible for surety bonds and how are the amounts determined?
  • To what extent can German/European patent litigation lawyers accept contingency fees?
  • What is required to file Motions to Stay Infringement Proceedings, and how often are they successful?
  • How important are divisional patents in German/European patent litigation?
  • How can utility model patents be effectively used in German/European patent litigation, and what types of patent claims do they cover?
  • How can one estimate the costs of German/European patent litigation?
  • What are infringement gaps and their typical durations?
  • What are the most important factors for selecting jurisdiction in patent litigation?
  • How do litigation standards vary for non-practicing entities compared to practicing entities when filing patent damages claims in Germany/Europe?

Course Leader: Dr. Alexander Harguth, Patent Attorney, Preu Bohling

Dr. Alexander Harguth has been advising on patent law for 25 years. His practice focuses on electrical engineering and software technologies, including telecom and network technologies, cloud computing, and related hardware such as semiconductors, routers, and switches. He also covers medical technology and pharmacology. Dr. Harguth has extensive experience in prosecuting and coordinating complex patent proceedings before infringement courts, the BPatG, and the EPO. His practice areas include licensing law, employee invention law disputes, design law, unfair competition law, and trade secret protection.

Course Length: Approx. 1.5 hours

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