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News | 2. January 2024

Recent earthquake in Japan

We were deeply shocked to learn of the devastating earthquake in Japan and would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims of this earthquake. In these difficult times, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your fellow human beings.

Our thoughts are with all those affected, their families and friends. May the strength of the community and the support of those around you give you comfort during this difficult time.

Dr. Dorothea Hofer
Jürgen Feldmeier
Dr. Andreas Oser

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52 years of consistency and still fit for the future – Prüfer und Partner welcomes the next generation of partners

With Dr. Susanne Sonnenhauser and Dr. Christian Gärtner, two very experienced colleagues from the Prüfer und Partner team are joining the management.
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Recent earthquake in Japan

We were deeply shocked to learn of the devastating earthquake in Japan and would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims of this earthquake. In these difficult times, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your fellow human beings.
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Abolition of the 10-day notification fiction at the European Patent Office

In view of the digital age, in which documents will only be served electronically in the future, the European Patent Office will abolish its so-called 10-day fiction of service, which previously governed the calculation of time limits, as of November 1, 2023.
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Prüfer & Partner recognized in IAM Patent 1000 2023 für Patent Prosecution and Nullity

We are pleased to share that our firm Prüfer & Partner together with four of our intellectual property attorneys have been recognized for their outstanding work in patent prosecution and nullity in the newly published 2023 Edition of iam Patent 1000, one of the world’s leading rankings with regard to patent services providers.
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Prüfer Experts Listed as Best Lawyers of the Year 2023 by Handelsblatt

We are very pleased that our patent attorneys Dr. Dorothea Hofer, Mr. Jürgen Feldmeier as well as Dr. Andreas Oser are listed as beste Anwälte des Jahres 2023 (best attorneys of the year 2023) in the ranking published by Handelsblatt on June 16, 2023.
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PRÜFER & PARTNER is ranked again in “The Legal 500 – Germany 2023”

Prüfer & Partner mbB Patent- und Rechtsanwälte is again recognised for its outstanding performance in the current ranking of “The Legal 500 – Germany”. The firm is recommended in the areas of “Patent Law: Patent Attorneys: Patent Prosecution” and “Patent Law: Patent Attorneys: Litigation” and is thus listed among the best IP law firms in Germany.
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Plausibility – an unsolved problem in patent granting

The decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (GBK) of the European Patent Office (EPO) in the currently pending proceedings G2/21 is awaited with great excitement. This could have a significant impact on the future filing strategy of applicants, because at its core is the question of when an invention is “ready” to file.
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The European patent grows to 39 contracting states with the accession of Montenegro

On July 15, 2022, Montenegro completed the final step towards accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) by depositing its instrument of accession and became the 39th member state of the European Patent Organization (EPO) on October 1, 2022.
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Amendments of regulations before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)

In the months of May and July 2022, some amendments relevant for practice before the DPMA will enter into force. The most important ones in brief are listed here.
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Newly published Legal 500 Germany Ranking 2022

Prüfer & Partner has again been awarded by the renowned professional publisher Legal500 in the field of Intellectual Property Law, both in the category “Prosecution” and in “Litigation”!
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