On July 1st, 2015, Maucher Börjes Jenkins held its third ipDay on the lovely island of Reichenau situated in the Lower Lake Constance. This year, twenty participants from enterprises from both sides of the Swiss-German border, together with members of Maucher Börjes Jenkins, discussed various topics in the area of intellectual property.
Presentations were made by Dr. Manuel Kunst and Dr. Andreas Geissler, both of Maucher Börjes Jenkins, Freiburg, illustrating typical problems arising in the prosecution of patent applications by examples from nanotechnology patents. Dr. Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge at the Regional Court Landgericht I of Munich, gave an overview of case law of the instance courts relating to the doctrine of equivalence as developed by the Federal Court of Germany in patent litigation cases. Mr. Daniel Papst, CEO of Papst licensing, a company specializing in Patent Monetization, reported on interesting issues arising in efforts of turning IP into licenses. Dr. Cornelius Mertzlufft-Paufler, also of Maucher Börjes Jenkins, concluded the day by comparing German, European and US-American approaches to patentability of computer implemented, or software related, inventions.
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