Cohausz & Florack is a law firm founded in 1954 comprising 33 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law as well as about 110 employees. The multidisciplinary law firm has offices in Duesseldorf and Munich. The firm supports its clients – international companies as well as medium-sized companies in Germany – in all matters relating to intellectual property rights and unfair competition, in many cases having done so for decades. This includes, among other services, the drafting and filing, administration and licensing of extensive property rights portfolios, searches for third-party intellectual property rights and the associated Freedom-to-Operate expert opinions as well as cooperation agreements. C&F also represents its clients in proceedings concerning infringement and validity of intellectual property rights. The firm sees itself as a strong partner and advises its clients proactively, individually and holistically on all IP-relevant issues. To this end, the 30 patent attorneys and 4 attorneys-at-law possess particular expertise in their respective fields and work together in an interdisciplinary, efficient and trusting team.
C&F combines the know-how of all technical fields under one roof: from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and ICT to chemistry and life sciences. In addition, C&F has extensive experience with IP proceedings in other countries, including not only EU member states, but also the USA, China, and Korea, and is able to rely on its strong network of partner law firms across the world. Internally, C&F focuses on the long-term development and high-quality training and further education of its employees, all of whom approach the protection of innovations with unparalleled interest and openness. As a result, C&F is able to make a decisive contribution to ensuring that companies invest in developments and remain competitive while enriching society with their ideas.
The UPC and the Unitary Patent are finally on their way and we want to (re-)familiarize you with the basics of the new system. At this point in time, it is estimated that the UPC will start operations around mid-2022. Whether you have never heard of the UPC before or simply need a refresher, this webinar will bring you up to speed. Talking points include: Structure of the Unified Patent Court Procedures at the Unified Patent Court Important considerations regarding the Unitary Patent Opt-out: Pros and cons Webinar in German or English The webinar will be held at 11 am in German and at 4 pm in English. The contents will be the same.Go to event
Topics to be discussed include: - G 1/19 - Patentability of computer implemented simulations and first cases decided after the decision - Examples of the COMVIK approach - Pitfalls - Transfer of priority rights and case law at the EPO - Further case law covering both material as well as procedural issues - Tips on tactical behaviour and strategic aspects based on recent opposition and appeal casesGo to event
Topics to be discussed include: - G 4/19 – Double-patenting - Plausibility - the expected G 2/21 referral - Further case law covering both procedural as well as substantive issues, including experimental data, second medical use and dosage regimen claims. - Tips on tactical behaviour and strategic aspects based on recent opposition and appeal casesGo to event