Henrik Holzapfel and Martin Königs wrote a bylined chapter on Germany in this guide to international patent law. The authors provided a detailed look at when and how civil law patent infringement litigation can be brought in the country's 12 district courts. They also discussed ongoing debates around the Unitary Patent Court and recent developments following a Court of Justice for the European Union judgment on steps to be taken by holders of standard essential patents.
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2018 (Published: April 2018). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.