(31) FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) in June 2020: 30 documents on the European patent reform (Published on 23/02/2022)

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Total volume: 954 pages.

  • Document 1: Jörg Thomaier, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH – Joint Industry Letter – UP and UPC of 20/12/2016 (3 p., 135 KB)
  • Document 2: EPLIT – The ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement – Letter to Mr Gabriel and Mr Maas of 29/11/2016 (3 p., 168 KB)
  • Document 3: PGEUP – Einheitliches Patentgericht – Ministervorlage vom 18.11.2016, SWE Initiative zum WBF-Rates am 28.11.2016 für einen möglichen Start ohne GBR [PGEUP – Unified Patent Court – Minister submission of 18/11/2016, SWE initiative relating to the Competitiveness Council meeting on 28/11/2016 for a possible start without the UK] (13 p., 515 KB, German language)
  • Document 4: Myrto Labrou‚ OBI Griechenland – Anfrage der griechischen Industrial Property Organization zu Unitary patent – impact assessment study in Germany [Myrto Labrou‚ OBI Greece – request by the Greek Industrial Property Organization on Unitary patent – impact assessment study in Germany] (6 p., 201 KB)
  • Document 5: Jörg Thomaier, Bayer GmbH – Joint Letter of pharmaceutical companies and associations – Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court of 28/09/2016 (3 p., 126 KB)
  • Document 6: Pierre Véron “on behalf of Thierry Sueur”, E-Mail of 28/09/2016 – Unified Patent Court – referendum on Brexit – bring the Unitary Patent Package into life in 2017 (2 p., 136 KB)
  • Document 7: EPLIT – The future of the Unified Patent Court after the Brexit referendum – Schreiben EPLIT to Mr Ziga of 14/09/2016 (6 p., 258 KB)
  • Document 8: III B 4 to Ian Webber, German view in August 2014 / UPC9 post meeting for DE, costs of the Unified Patent Court (2 p., 84 KB)
  • Document 9: III B 4 – Vorbereitung Interfraktionelles Gespräch des Parlamentarischen Staatssekretärs zum EPGÜ am 17.02.2017, Auftakt für Gesetzgebungsverfahren für das Zustimmungsgesetz zum EPGÜ [Preparation for Parliamentary group meeting of the Parliamentary State Secretary on the UPCA on 17/02/2017, kick-off for legislative procedure for the UPCA Approval Act] (28 p., 1.233 KB, German language)
  • Document 10: III B 4 an RB 4 – Teilzeitrichter am EPG – Stellungnahme des BMI im Juni 2014 [III B 4 an RB 4 – Part-time judges at the UPC – comments by the BMI in June 2014] (8 p., 186 KB, German language)
  • Document 11: III B 4 to European Commission on 12/07/2016 – European Patent Reform – Unified Patent Court – SME – state of play re affordable European litigation fee insurance schemes (133 p., 7.333 KB)
  • Document 12: III B 4 – Factsheet UPC, possible costs and underlying calculations (31 p., 13.604 KB)
  • Document 13: Request Liz Coleman, UK IPO, of 22/10/2018 – UPC timing and UK legislation in case of a Brexit “no deal” scenario (9 p., 261 KB)
  • Document 14: Schreiben der Präsidentin des BPatG an das BMJV vom 20.06.2016 – Zur Konkurrenz richterlichen Tätigkeit beim BPatG gegenüber richterlicher Tätigkeit beim EPG im Hinblick auf das Erfordernis des gesetzlichen Richters (Art. 101 Abs. 1 GG) – Vorschlag des BMJV zu einer „gesetzlichen Klarstellung zum gesetzlichen Richter“ [Letter from the President of the Federal Patent Court to the BMJV dated 20/06/2016 – On judicial activity at the Federal Patent Court versus judicial activity at the UPC with regard to the requirement of the statutory judge (Art. 101 (1) GG) – Proposal of the BMJV for a “legal clarification on the statutory judge”] (11 p., 469 KB, German language)
  • Document 15: III B 4 – Start des Einheitlichen Patentgerichts – Einladung zu einer Ressortbesprechung zur Abstimmung der weiteren Haltung der Bundesregierung zum weiteren Vorgehen im August 2019 [III B 4 – Launch of the Unified Patent Court – Invitation to a departmental meeting in August 2019 to coordinate the Federal Government’s further position on how to proceed] (65 p., 3.212 KB, German language)
  • Document 16: III B 4 an IV C 3 und IV C 4 – Abstimmung eines Besprechungstermins zur „Auslegung“ der Regelung zum Inkrafttreten in Art. 89 EPGÜ [Coordination of a meeting on the „interpretation“ of the provision on entry into force in Art. 89 UPCA] (248 p., 6.836 KB, German language)
  • Document 17: III B 4 an Referate im Januar 2014 – Konstruktion der Teilzeitrichter für das Einheitliche Patentgericht – Besprechungstermin 27.01.2014 oder 28.01.2014 [III B 4 to departments in January 2014 – design of part-time judges for the Unified Patent Court – Meeting date 01/27/2014 or 01/28/2014] (35 p., 1.466 KB, German language)
  • Document 18: Eileen Tottle, UK IPO – Draft Staff Regulations of the Unified Patent Court of 13/05/2016 (24 p., 5.414 KB)
  • Document 19: III B 4 – Europäisches Patentpaket und Brexit – Gemeinsames Antwortschreiben von Bundesjustizministerin Barley und Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmeier vom 20.07.2018 an den Wirtschaftsminister von Schweden, Mikael Damberg, auf dessen Schreiben vom 27.06.2018 [European Patent Package and Brexit Joint response letter from Federal Minister of Justice Barley and Federal Minister of Economics Altmeier dated 20/07/2018 to the Minister of Economics of Sweden, Mikael Damberg, to his letter dated 27/06/2018] (18 p., 587 KB, partly German language)
  • Document 20: III B 4 an ZA 6 – Aufbau der Zentralkammer des UPC [III B 4 to ZA 6 – Structure of the Central Division of the UPC] (8 p., 275 KB, German language)
  • Document 21: Eileen Tottle, UK IPO – UPC Committee nominations & case counting methodology (18 p., 4.427 KB)
  • Document 22: III B 4 – Entwurf einer Ministervorlage zum weiteren Vorgehen bzgl. des Einheitlichen Patentgerichts im Juni 2019, rechtliche Bewertung der Brexit-Varianten aus völkerrechtlicher und europarechtlicher Sicht [Draft ministerial submission on the further procedure regarding the Unified Patent Court in June 2019, legal assessment of the Brexit variants from the perspective of international law and European law] (27 p., 1.255 KB, German language)
  • Document 23: IV C 4 – EPGÜ und Brexit – rechtliche Bewertung der Brexit-Varianten aus völkerrechtlicher und europarechtlicher Sicht [IV C 4 – UPCA and Brexit – legal assessment of the Brexit variants from the perspective of international law and European law] (78 p., 3.750 KB, German language)
  • Document 24: Udo Mayer, BASF – Schreiben von europäischen Unternehmen und Vereinigungen zum UPC Agreement vom 10.01.2017 [Udo Mayer, BASF – Letter from European companies and associations regarding the UPC Agreement dated 10/01/2017] (8 p., 1.781 KB)
  • Document 25: Jörg Thomaier, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH – Joint industry letter re UP/UPC of 16/05/2018 (6 p., 1.168 KB)
  • Document 26: Susan Danger, CEO American Chamber of Commerce to the EU – request for clarification of 06/03/2018 re draft law for UPC in the light of pending constitutional complaint, Vermerk III B 4 (9 p., 320 KB, partly German language)
  • Document 9516-2-31 140/2014: III B 4 an IV C 4 – Änderung der EPG Satzung – Paper on the interpretation of Article 40 of the UPC Agreement – für Vorbereitenden Ausschuss am 12.02.2014 [Amendment of the UPC Statute Paper on the interpretation of Article 40 of the UPC Agreement for Preparatory Committee on 12/02/2014] – Access fully denied
  • Document 9516-2-31 788/2015: III B 4 to various recipients – Article 40 UPCA – Paper on the necessity of Agreement on Article 40 of the UPC Agreement – July 2015 – Access fully denied
  • Document 29: III B 4 to various recipients in January 2016 – Guidelines for the determination of court fees and the ceiling of recoverable costs for the successful party at the UPC, coordination with Expert Panel (8 p., 1.774 KB)
  • Document 30: III B 4 – Verfahrensordnung des EPG – Übersendung des vom Vorbereitenden Ausschuss gebilligten Entwurfs an die EU-Kommission zur Stellungnahme nach Artikel 41 EPGÜ am 05.04.2017 [Rules of Procedure of the EPC – sending of the draft approved by the Preparatory Committee to the EU Commission for comments according to Article 41 UPCA on 05/04/2017] (145 p., 6.696 KB, partly German language)