Official information obtained based on the German Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (“BMI”) in September 2019: File V I 4 – 113 842/0#1 (“BMI Stn verfassungsrechtliche Prüfung Patentgerichtsübereinkommen”) [“BMI statement Assessment of the Patent Court Agreement under constitutional law”] (Published on 20/04/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) in September 2019: Seat of the Central Division of the Unified Patent Court (Published on 03/04/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) in August 2019: Note of BMJV Department Z B 7 on the significance of the “unwavering pursuit” of a FOIA request for the imposition of an access to information fee of EUR 487.50 of the permissible maximum amount of EUR 500.00 (Published on 03/04/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) in February 2019: Written statements by the BMJV departments responsible for constitutional law (currently department IV A 2), fundamental and legal questions of the EU as well as the procedural law of the EU (currently department IV C 2), public international law/law of international organizations/international jurisdiction (currently department IV C 3) and the law of international Treaties (currently department IV C 4) on the compatibility of the “Agreement on a Unified Patent Court” as well as the “Agreement on the European and Community Patent Court” discussed before it (cf. Council document 7928/09 of 23/03/2009) with the Grundgesetz or the primary law of the European Union, in particular the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (each in the version according to the Treaty of Lisbon as entered into force on 01/12/2009), as well as Opinion 1/09 of the European Court of Justice of 08/03/2011 (Published on 30/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) in January 2019: All reports of BMJV Division III B 4 (or its head) or BMJV Project Group “EU Patent and Unified Patent Court” (or its head) to superiors, in particular to the head of BMJV Division III, relating to the European unitary patent and/or the Unified Patent Court, with the exception of those of 03/10/2014 (doc. 9516-31 723/2014) and 30/07/2015 (doc. 9516-31 924/2015) (Published on 30/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) in September 2018: 18th draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court, versions of 10/07/2015 and 10/10/2016 (Published on 30/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) in August 2018: Compatibility of the UPCA and the “Agreement on the European and Community Patents Court” (cf. Council document 7928/09 of 23/03/2009) with the German Grundgesetz (Published on 30/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in July 2018: Documents related to the legislative process on the European patent reform (Published on 05/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in June 2018: All meetings dates of Project group EU patent and Unified Patent Court (“PGEUP”) since its establishment (Published on 05/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in April 2018: Minutes on meetings of Project group EU patent and Unified Patent Court (“PGEUP”) after 05/05/2014 (Published on 05/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in March 2018: Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court, subgroups of Working Group “Legal Framework” (Published on 05/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in February 2018: Judges and part-time judges at the Unified Patent Court (Published on 03/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in February 2018: Assessment legal action of German Federal Ministry of Justice against Dr Stjerna for publication of correspondence (Published on 03/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in November 2017: Court fees and representation costs at the Unified Patent Court (Published on 03/03/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in October 2017: Project group EU patent and Unified Patent Court (Published on 16/02/2021)

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  • FOIA application to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in October 2017: Assessment compatibility [in particular of the UPCA] with the Grundgesetz (Published on 16/02/2021)

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