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  • EU Patent Reform: First constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (14/06/2017, latest update on 10/09/2021),  read more …
  • FOIA: Information from different German authorities on the European patent reform (30/08/2021), 
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  • EU Patent Reform: A comment on the BVerfG’s decision of 23/06/2021 in matter 2 BvR 2217/20 (09/07/2021), 
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  • EU Patent Reform: Second constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (11/01/2021, latest update on 09/07/2021),  read more …
  • EU Patent Reform: First constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (14/06/2017, latest update on 25/06/2021),  read more …
  • EU Patent Reform: UPCA participation of the UK despite EU exit?, Article on a mechanism for revising the UPCA without Parliamentary participation proposed by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (27/04/2021),  read more …
  • FOIA: Information from the German Ministry of the Interior on the European patent reform (20/04/2021), 
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  • FOIA: Information from the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection on different topics relating to the European patent reform (03/04/2021),  read more …
  • FOIA: Information from the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection on on different topics relating to the European patent reform (30/03/2021),  read more …
  • EU Patent Reform: Possibility of further constitutional complaints against the UPCA (26/03/2021),  read more …
  • EU Patent Reform: Constitutional complaints relating to the European Patent Office, access to complaint briefs for the public (15/03/2021),  read more …
  • EU Patent Reform: Constitutional court judge Prof. Huber on the situation at the European Patent Office (11/03/2021),  
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  • FOIA: Information from the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection on the topics (1) Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court, subgroups of Working Group “Legal Framework”, (2) minutes on meetings of Project group EU patent and Unified Patent Court (“PGEUP”) after 05/05/2014, (3) all meetings dates of Project group EU patent and Unified Patent Court (“PGEUP”) since its establishment and (4) documents related to the legislative process on the European patent reform (05/03/2021),  read more …
  • FOIA: Information from the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection on the topics (1) court fees and representation costs at the Unified Patent Court, (2) assessment legal action of German Federal Ministry of Justice against Dr Stjerna for publication of correspondence and (3) judges and part-time judges at the Unified Patent Court (03/03/2021),  read more …
  • 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 …

  • EU Patent Reform: 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),  
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  • EU Patent Reform: 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 …
  • EU Patent Reform: 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 …
  • EU Patent Reform: Second constitutional complaint against UPCA ratification in Germany (11/01/2021),  read more …