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Article on the measures applied by the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection for pushing through the European patent reform (27/03/2018)

A key role in Germany’s influence on the European patent reform is played by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“Bundesministerium für Justiz und Verbraucherschutz”, “BMJV”) and its responsible Directorate III B 4, its head Johannes Karcher being represented in several involved committees. BMJV is also tasked with presenting the patent reform in the German public. In relation to the important issue of the Unified Patent Court procedural costs in particular, some protagonists are displaying a remarkable behavior: While pressing internally for the realisation of the ideas of the Preparatory Committee of the UPC and of its “Expert Panel” in a sometimes doubtful manner, all critical questions from the public are shrugged off. A report on BMJV’s intensive endeavors to help push through the EU patent reform.

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Resources:

  • Link to the CV of Johannes Karcher (PDF)
  • Link to the CV of Margot Fröhlinger (PDF)
  • Link to the “Roadmap of the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court” (PDF)
  • Link to Document 336/2014 (PDF, German)
  • Link to the UPC-PC communication “UPC Court Fees and Recoverable Costs“ of 26/02/2016
  • Link to the document “Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs“ of 16/06/2016 (PDF)
  • Link to Document 22/2015 (PDF, German)
  • Link to the UPC Rules of Procedure of 15/03/2017 (PDF)
  • Link to the document “Guidelines for the determination of Court fees and the ceiling of recoverable costs“ of 26/02/2016 (PDF)
  • Link to the BPatG distribution-of-business-plan for 2018 (PDF, German)
  • Link to the BMJV organisation plan of 15/02/2016 (PDF, German)
  • Link to Document 39/2016 (PDF, German)
  • E-Mail of BMJV of 04/08/2016 (PDF, German)
  • Link to document by Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, “Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Unified and Integrated European Patent Litigation System“ (PDF)
  • Link to Commission document SWD (2015) 202 final of 28/10/2015 (PDF)
  • Link to Commission document COM (1997) 314 (PDF)
  • Link to Commission document COM (1999) 42 final (PDF)
  • Link to Commission document COM (2007) 165 final (PDF)
  • Link to the Resolution of the EU Parliament “Promoting innovation through patents“ of 19/11/1998 (PDF)
  • Link zu BT-Drucksache 18/9774 (PDF, German)
  • Link zu BT-Drucksache 18/9966 (PDF, German)