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Technicians in court will increase quality of patent decisions!

By Rainer Schultes | July 1st, 2014 |

Austrian Supreme Court benefits from lay-judges. Examiners and patent attorneys will support the professional judges with the technical skills patent matters often require. Geistwerts are happy – the dreamt already in 2008 of thereof (GRURInt 2008, 1047).

Will the balance of interest become part of the Austrian tradition?

By Rainer Schultes | July 1st, 2014 |

So far, the balance of interest is of no importance for Austrian IP-litigations. The Austrian Courts decide in the merits. Will this change? A first indication can be the new proposal of the European Commission for a directive on the protection of tradesecrets which provides for.

New competences in Austrian IP-matters

By Rainer Schultes | July 1st, 2014 |

Appeal proceedings from administrative authorities to the ordinary courts are possible since January 1, 2014. The Higher Regional Court of Vienna now acts as court of appeal in prosecution proceedings, revocation- and invalidation proceedings such as (as already in the past) in infringement proceedings.

With regard to that concentration of […]