“Unitary patent” and court system A poisoned gift for SMEs, Article on the costs of “unitary patent” and Unified Patent Court in relation to the promised support of SMEs o Download English version (article of 28/04/2016, PDF) o Download German version (article of 28/04/2016, PDF) Resources: o Link to Commission recommendation 2003/361/EC concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises of 06/05/2003 (PDF) o Link to Commission document COM (1997) 314 of 24/06/1997 (PDF) o Link to the Resolution of the EU Parliament on the Commission Green Paper on the Community patent and the patent system in Europe – Promoting innovation through patents of 19/11/1998 (PDF) o Link to Commission document COM (1999) 42 final of 05/02/1999 (PDF) o Link to Commission document COM (2007) 165 final of 03/04/2007 (PDF) o Link to the press statement of the German Federal Government “EU-Patenrecht ist auf dem Weg” of 12/04/2013 (German) o Link to Council document 6572/13 of 19/02/2013 (PDF) o Link to Commission document “Costs comparison: Classic European Patent versus new Unitary patent”, undated (PDF) o Link to the study by Luke McDonagh, Exploring Perspectives of the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent Within the Business and Legal Communities, published in July 2014 (PDF) o Link to the report of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee, “The Unified Patent Court: help or hindrance?, published on 03/05/2012 (PDF) o Link to Commission document “Preliminary Findings of DG Internal Market and Services Study on the Caseload and financing of the Unified Patent Court” of 07/11/2011 (PDF) o Link to document “Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs” of 25/02/2016 (PDF) o Link to document “Guidelines for the determination of Court fees and the ceiling of recoverable costs of the successful party”, undated (PDF) o Link to Commission document SWD (2015) 202 final of 28/10/2015 (PDF) o Link to the article by Jochen Pagenberg “Exclusivity, Transitional Arrangements and Opt-out - Risk of financial disaster for small companies in patent litigation”, 03.12.2012 (Englisch, PDF) Council allows access to withheld documents, Article on the denial of access to Council documents relating to the “unitary patent package”: o Download English version (article of 07/03/2016, PDF) o Download German version (article of 07/03/2016, PDF) Resources: o Council document 15856/11 of 21/10/2011, original (blackened) version (English or German, PDF) o Council document 15856/11 of 21/10/2011, second blackened version (English or German, PDF) o Council document 15856/11 of 21/10/2011, without blackening (English or German, PDF) o Council document 15856/11 of 21/10/2011, with originally blackened contents marked (English or German, PDF) o Council document 14520/13 of 11/10/2013 (English, PDF) o Council document 14523/13 of 08/11/2013 (English or German, PDF) o Council document 5926/12 of 02/03/2012 (English or German, PDF) o Council document 5923/12 of 21/02/2012 (English, PDF) o Council document 17244/13 of 12/12/2013 (English, PDF) o Council document 17246/13 of 09/01/2014 (English or German, PDF) o Council document 9039/15 of 12/06/2015 (English, PDF) o Council document 9041/15 of 19/06/2015 (English or German, PDF) o Council document 12704/11 of 11/07/2011 (English, PDF) o Council document 17580/11 of 01/12/2011, original (blackened) version (English or German, PDF) o Council document 17580/11 of 01/12/2011, without blackening (English or German, PDF) o Council document 17580/11 of 01/12/2011, with originally blackened contents marked (English or German, PDF) o Council document 18239/11 of 06/12/2011, original (blackened) version (English, PDF) o Council document 18239/11 of 06/12/2011, without blackening (English, PDF) o Council document 18239/11 of 06/12/2011, with originally blackened contents marked (English, PDF) o Council document 6048/12 of 21/02/2012 (English, PDF) o Council document 6051/12 of 02/03/2012 (English or German, PDF) o “Der Zeitpunkt der Entscheidung war da” (”The time of decision had come”) - Interview by Catrin Behlau and Mathieu Klos of JUVE Rechtsmarkt with Klaus-Heiner Lehne (JUVE Rechtsmarkt 1/2013, p. 87 ff.) (English or German, PDF), published with the kind permission of JUVE GmbH Die parlamentarische Historie des europäischen „Einheitspatents“, book with verbatim protocol of selected meetings in the European Parliament and its Legal Affairs Committee (German and original language), published 11/12/2015, 564 pages, ISBN 978-3-7345-1071-7, ordering possible directly from the publisher here (quickest option) or in any bookshop (local and online), view foreword. The Parliamentary History of the European “Unitary Patent”, book with verbatim protocol of selected meetings in the European Parliament and its Legal Affairs Committee (English and original language), published 11/12/2015, 540 pages, ISBN 978-3-7345-1742-6, ordering possible directly from the publisher here (quickest option) or in any bookshop (local and online), view foreword. The peculiar silence of the German professional associations, Article on the “activities” of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (”GRUR”) and the Chamber of Patent Attorneys in relation to the “unitary patent package”: o Download English version (article of 23/11/2015, PDF) o Download German version (article of 23/11/2015, PDF) Resources: o Link to the report on the adoption of the “patent package” on 11/12/2012 at www.grur.org (German) o Link to the article by Prof. Tilmann, “Endlich: Entscheidungen zum Einheitspatent und zum Europäischen Patentgericht” "Finally: Decisions on the unitary patent and European Patent Court") at www.grur.org (German, PDF) o List of statements by the Chamber of Patent Attorneys (PAK) between 9/1998 and 3/2011 (German, PDF) o Link to the PAK statement on the Fourth Proposal for a European Patent Litigation Protocol of 08/07/2002 (Gerrman) o Link to the PAK statement on the Third Proposal for a European Patent Litigation Protocol (EPLP) of 15/04/2002 (German) o Link to the PAK statement on the First proposal for an EPLP (European Patent Litigation Protocol) of 09/05/2001 (German) o Link to the PAK position paper "Vertretungsbefugnis der Patentanwälte in Gemeinschaftspatent-Streitigkeiten" ("Right of representation of patent attorneys in Community patent disputes") of 08/08/2003 (German, PDF) o Correspondence with the President/Secretary General of GRUR (English [translation] or German [original], PDF) o Correspondence with the Board of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys (English [translation] or German [original], PDF) Urgently needed: A legal basis for the opt-out fee, Article on implications from constitutional law as to the planned fee for an opt-out under Art. 83 UPCA: o Download English version (article of 21/07/2015, PDF) o Download German version (article of 21/07/2015, PDF) Resources: o Link to the 17th draft of the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court of 31/10/2014 (PDF) o Link to the “Consultation Document” on the Rules on Court fees and recoverable cost of 05/05/2015 (PDF) o Link to the document “Comprehensive Digest” on the “Responses to the Public Consultation on the Rules of Procedure of the UPC" of 31/01/2014 (PDF) “Cypriot compromise” compromised, Article on the measures used to push through the "unitary patent package": o Download English version (article of 20/04/2015, PDF) o Download German version (article of 20/04/2015, PDF) Resources: o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 o Verbatim protocol of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 (English version, PDF) o Verbatim protocol of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 (German version, PDF) o Verbatim protocol of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 (Original languages, PDF) o E-mail correspondence with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Prof. Tilmann re his article in EIPR 2014, 4 ff. (English [translation] or German [original], PDF) o E-mail correspondence with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Prof. Tilmann re his work as an advisor (English [translation] or German [original], PDF) o Screenshot of the “InfoCuria” page of proccedings C-146/13 and C-147/13 of 08/02/2014 (PDF) o Screenshot of the “InfoCuria” page of proccedings C-146/13 and C-147/13 of 08/07/2014 (PDF) o E-mail correspondence with Sabine Hackspiel, Director of the CJEU “Research and Documentation Directorate” between 9 July and 20 October 2014 (PDF) o E-mail from the CJEU “Research and Documentation Directorate” of 26 June 2014 on the requirements for listing an article in the “InfoCuria” pages’ section “Notes onAcademic Writings” (PDF) Advocate General's Statements of Position: Superseded by reality, Article on the Opinion in matter C-146/13 and the implications of the most recent events at the EPO: o Download English version (article of 15/01/2015, updated and expanded version of 05/03/2015, PDF) o Download German version (article of 15/01/2015, updated and expanded version of 05/03/2015, PDF) Resources: o Link to the Statement of Position by Advocate General Yves Bot in case C-146/13 re Regulation (EU) No. 1257/2012 o Link to the Statement of Position by Advocate General Yves Bot in case C-146/13 re Regulation (EU) No. 1260/2012 o Link to the correspondence with the CJEU Translation Unit as to the English versions of the Statements of Position o Link to the article “Strukturreform: Europäisches Patentamt will Beschwerdekammern EuGH unterstellen” (”Structural reform: European Patent Office wants bring Boards of Appeal under CJEU control”) in JUVE Rechtsmarkt, 04/12/2014 (German) o Link to the description of the project “Autonomy of the boards of appeal” and revision proposal at www.epo.org o Link to interlocutory decision R 19/12 of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal of 25/04/2014 (PDF, German) o Link to the letter from members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of 08/12/2014 o Link to the Communique on the 142nd meeting of the Administrative Council, 12/12/2014 o Link to the President’s post “2014, another successful year for the EPO” of 19/12/2014 on the EPO Blog o Link to the letter from the RT Hon LJ Floyd and the Advocate General to the Dutch Supreme Court  Robert van Peursem of 09/12/2014 (PDF) o Letter from the Intellectual Property Judges Association (IPJA) of 05/01/2015 (PDF) o Link to the article “Skandal im Europäischen Patentamt: Druck auf Präsidenten wächst nach Hausverbot für Richter” (”Scandal at the European Patent Office: Growing pressure on President after house ban for judge”) in JUVE Rechtsmarkt, 09/12/2014 o Link to the decision of the European Commission on Human Rights in case Lenzing AG vs Germany (No 39025/97) of 09/09/1998 o Link to the decision by the German Constitutional Court of 04/04/2001 in case 2 BvR 2368/99 (German) o Link to “Statement of Positon” of Advocate General Juliane Kokott in matter 1/09 of 02/07/2010 (PDF) o Link to the judgment by the German Constitutional Court of 30/06/2009 in case 2 BvE 2/08 and others o Link to interlocutory decision R 2/14 of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal of 17/02/2015 (PDF) o Link to GRUR Newsletter 2/2010 with the interview “Nachgefragt: Benoît Battistelli, Präsident des EPA” (PDF, German, via grur.org) o Link to a screenshot of the error message after removal of the page “Organisational autonomy of the Boards of Appeal” from epo.org (05/02/2015) o Link to a screenshot of the page “Organisational autonomy of the Boards of Appeal” after its restoration on epo.org (08/02/2015) Compatible with the German Constitution?, Article on the possible ratification of the international Agreement on a Unified Patent Court by the German Federal Government: o Download English version (article of 06/10/2014, redacted version of 11/10/2014, PDF) o Download German version (article of 06/10/2014, redacted version of 11/10/2014, PDF) Resources: o Link to the protocol of Prime Minister Cameron’s statement in the House of Commons on 02/07/2012 on the European Council summit of 28-29/06/2012 and its results in relation to the “unitary patent” and court system (Hansard) o Link to the Press Statement “European patent judiciary is well underway” of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer o Protection of 19/03/2014 (German) o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 11/10/2011 o Link to “Statement of Positon” of Advocate General Juliane Kokott in matter 1/09 of 02/07/2010 (PDF) o Link to interlocutory decision R 19/12 of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal of 25/04/2014 (PDF, German) o Link to the article by Prof. Siegfried Broß, “Einheitspatent und Einheitliches Patentgericht im europäischen Integrationsprozess – verfassungsrechtliche Perspektive” (”Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court in the process of European integration – Constitutional law perspective”) (PDF, German, Reading sample from ZGE volume 6, issue 1, via mohr.de) The oral hearing on Spain’s actions at the CJEU, article describing the course of the hearing and possible impacts of the proceedings’ outcome for the implementation of the “unitary patent package”: o Download English version (article of 28/07/2014, PDF) o Download German version (article of 28/07/2014, PDF) Resources: o Link to Regulation (EU) No. 1257/2012 of 17/12/2012 (PDF) o Link to Regulation (EU) No. 1260/2012 of 17/12/2012 (PDF) o Link to the CuriaInfo page for case C-146/13 (re Regulation No. 1257/12) o Link to the CuriaInfo page for case C-147/13 (re Regulation No. 1260/12) o Link to CJEU decision in case C-270/12 (United Kingdom v Parliament and Council) of 22/01/2014 o Link to interlocutory decision R 19/12 of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal of 25/04/2014 (PDF, German) o Link to “Statement of Positon” of Advocate General Juliane Kokott in matter 1/09 of 02/07/2010 (PDF) o Link to CJEU decision in case C-361/01 (Kik v OHIM) of 09/092003 (PDF) o Link to CJEU decision in case C-274/11 (Spain and Italy v Council) of 16/04/2013 (PDF) o Link to the protocol of Prime Minister Cameron’s statement in the House of Commons on 02/07/2012 on the European Council summit of 28-29/06/2012 and its results in relation to the “unitary patent” and court system (Hansard) New problems ahead?, Article on the backgrounds of the dispute on Art. 118(1) TFEU and possbile implications of the upcoming CJEU decisions in the Spanish nullity actions against the “unitary patent” Regulations: o Download English version (article of 22/06/2014, PDF) o Download German version (article of 22/06/2014, PDF) Resources: o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 21/11/2011 o Document EUCO 76/12, Conclusions of the European Council summit on 28-29/06/2012 (English or German, PDF) o Link to the video recording of the European Parliament’s session on 02/07/2012 o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 10/07/2012 o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 11/10/2012 o Audio recording of the meeting on 19/11/2012 (speeches in their respective original language, mp3, 19.8 MB) o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 26/11/2012 o Link to the protocol of Prime Minister Cameron’s statement in the House of Commons on 02/07/2012 on the European Council summit of 28-29/06/2012 and its results in relation to the “unitary patent” and cour system (Hansard) The Parliamentary History of the European “Unitary Patent”, Verbatim protocol of the public meetings in the European Parliament and its Legal Affairs Committee: Notice (05/01/2016): The documents are outdated, a revised and supplemented version is available in book format (German/original language and English/original language). o Download English version (15/06/2014, 191 pages, PDF [1.6 MB]) o Download German version (15/06/2014, 208 pages, PDF [1.5 MB]) o Download Original language version (15/06/2014, 199 pages, PDF [1.6 MB]) o JURI meeting on 21/06/2011 (para. 311 ff.): Missing contents 10:24:24 - 10:30:59 (Speech Rapkay, mp3, 6.3 MB) o JURI meeting on 21/06/2011 (para. 311 ff.): Missing contents 10:30:57 - 10:34:48 (Speech Baldassarre, mp3, 3.6 MB) o JURI meeting on 19/11/2012 (para. 926 ff.) (mp3, 19.8 MB) Prof. Tilmann, the old Roman god Janus and the requirements of Article 118(1) TFEU, article on recent developments in relation to Spain’s actions against the “unitary patent” Regulations at the European Court of Justice: o Download English version (article of 22/05/2014, redacted version of 25/09/2014, PDF) o Download German version (article of 22/05/2014, redacted version of 25/09/2014, PDF) Resources: o Excerpts from the e-mail correspondence with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Prof. Tilmann re his article in EIPR 2014, 4 ff. (English [translation] or German [original], PDF) o Letter from Hogan Lovells of 12/04/2012 to the European Scrutiny Committee of the UK House of Commons (via IPKat Blog) o Excerpts from the e-mail correspondence with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Prof. Tilmann re his work as an advisor (English [translation] or German [original], PDF) o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 o Verbatim protocol of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 (English version, PDF) o Verbatim protocol of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 (German version, PDF) o Verbatim protocol of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 05/11/2013 (Original languages, PDF) o Article of Prof. Winfried Tilmann, “The Battle about Articles 6–8 of the Union-Patent-Regulation”: Link to the article (English) Link to the European Scrutiny Committee Report “The Unified Patent Court: Help Or Hindrance? Vol. II” (English, PDF) o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 11/10/2012 o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 26/11/2012 o Audio recording of the meeting on 19/11/2012 (speeches in their respective original language, mp3, 19.8 MB) o Comment from Wouter Pors (Bird & Bird, The Hague) on the IPKat Blog on 27/05/2014 (Scroll to the bottom of the page) Law-making in camera, article on the doubtful understanding of transparency and democracy in the legisative process for the “unitary patent” package: o Download English version (article of 26/11/2013, PDF) o Download German version (article of 26/11/2013, PDF) Resources: o Council document 15856/11 of 21/10/2011, original (blackened) version (English or German, PDF) o Council reply of 24/01/2012 (to the initial application of 27/12/2011, English, PDF) o Confirmatory application of 31/01/2012 (English, PDF) o Council reply of 09/03/2012 (to the confirmatory application of 31/01/2012, English, PDF) o Council document 5926/12 of 02/03/2012 (English or German, PDF) o Council document 7308/12 of 08/03/2012 (English or German, PDF) o Council reply of 13/06/2013 (to the initial application of 25/04/2013, English, PDF) o Council reply of 13/11/2013 (to the initial application of 22/10/2013, English, PDF) o Council document 15856/11 of 21/10/2011, version with newly disclosed contents (English or German, PDF) o Council document 15856/11 of 21/10/2011, with newly disclosed contents marked (English or German, PDF) o Link to the article “EU Council: Something To Hide? Might Legal Opinion Tun Out To Be A Bombshell?” (via k/s/n/h::law Blog) o Link to the website for filing requests for access to ´documents of the Council of the European Union o “Der Zeitpunkt der Entscheidung war da” (”The time of decision had come”) - Interview by Catrin Behlau and Mathieu Klos of JUVE Rechtsmarkt with Klaus-Heiner Lehne (JUVE Rechtsmarkt 1/2013, p. 87 ff.) (English or German, PDF), published with the kind permission of JUVE GmbH The "sub-sub-suboptimal compromise” of the EU Parliament, article on the Special Meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee on 19/11/2012: o Download English version (article of 26/08/2013, redacted version of 05/09/2013, PDF) o Download German version (article of 26/08/2013, redacted version of 05/09/2013, PDF) Resources: o Audio recording of the meeting on 19/11/2012 (speeches in their respective original language, mp3, 19.8 MB) o Verbatim protocol of all speeches (English language version, redacted version of 05/09/2013, PDF) o Verbatim protocol of all speeches (German language version, PDF) o Verbatim protocol of all speeches in their respective original language (PDF) o Link to the Cyprus Council Presidency’s press statement “Unitary patent closer to the finishing line”, 20/11/2012 o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 11/10/2012 o Link to the article of Prof. Winfried Tilmann, “The Battle about Articles 6–8 of the Union-Patent-Regulation” o Link to the article of Prof. Winfried Tilmann, “Moving towards completing the European Patent System” (PDF) o Link to the article of Hilty/Jaeger/Lamping/Ullrich, „The Unitary Patent Package: Twelve Reasons for Concern” (PDF) o Link to the article of Prof. Hanns Ulrich, „Select from Within the System: The European Patent with Unitary Effect” (PDF) o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 26/11/2012 No “Light on the Horizon”, article on the compromise proposal of the Cypriot Presidency of 19/11/2012: o Download English version (article of 26/11/2012, updated on 04/12/2012, PDF) o Download German version (article of 26/11/2012, updated on 04/12/2012, PDF) Resources: o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 11/10/2012 o Link to the Cyprus Council Presidency’s press statement “Unitary patent closer to the finishing line”, 20/11/2012 o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 21/11/2011 o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 10/07/2012 o Link to the article of Prof. Winfried Tilmann, “The Battle about Articles 6–8 of the Union-Patent-Regulation” o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 26/11/2012 o Link to the article of Hilty/Jaeger/Lamping/Ullrich, “The Unitary Patent Package: Twelve Reasons for Concern” (PDF) Failed for now, article on the results of the Brussels summit of the European Council on 28-29/06/2012 with regard to the planned EU “unitary patent”: o Download English version (article of 30/07/2012, PDF) o Download German version (article of 30/07/2012, PDF) Resources: o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 26/11/2012 o Link to the article of Hilty/Jaeger/Lamping/Ullrich, “The Unitary Patent Package: Twelve Reasons for Concern” (PDF) o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 21/11/2011 o Link to the video recording of the European Parliament session on 02/07/2012 o Link to the video recording of the Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 10/07/2012 o Link to the article of Joff Wild “New EU patent twist as MEPs delay vote and criticise Council compromise” (via IAM Blog) Dr. Ingve Björn Stjerna, LL.M. 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