Recent German Court Decisions and Legislation shape the future of Patent Litigation

Dr. Dennis Kretschmann of Boehmert & Boehmert discusses the prospect of a Unitary European Patent which according to optimistic estimates, could enter into force within the next 12 to 18 months; and the reform of the German Patent Act that provides for a proportionality exception for injunctive relief as well as measures to accelerate patent nullity proceedings and to better align them with patent infringement proceedings. This article first appeared in The Patent Lawyer, Issue 56, September / October 2021.