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  • Publication of official information on the European patent reform obtained based on the German Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): For some time, different German public authorities have been asked for information on various topics related to the European patent reform based on the FOIA. Official information provided in response to selected FOIA applications are made available to the public on this website in the new section “FOIA”. The beginning is made by information from the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection on the compatibility (in particular of the UPCA) with the Grundgesetz and on the Ministry’s Project Group EU Patent and Unified Patent Court (16/02/2021),  read more …

  • Update: First constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (2 BvR 739/17),
    BVerfG sets the amount in dispute to an unusually low level (12/02/2021),  read more …

  • Federal Administative Court, 20 F 5.20, decision of 13/11/2020: Blocking declaration by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection on documents concerning the European patent reform is partly unlawful (10/02/2021),  
    read more …
  • Update: Second constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (2 BvR 2217/20),
    letters to the Parliamentary opposition on the ratification of the UPCA in Germany in September and November 2020 (09/02/2021),  read more …
  • Update: Second constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (2 BvR 2217/20),
    intervention of the German Parliament in constitutional complaint proceedings 2 BvR 2216/20 and 2 BvR 2217/20 (20/01/2021),  read more …
  • Update: Second constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (11/01/2021),  read more …