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Dr. Christian Köster is Patent Attorney in Dennemeyer & Associates’s Munich office. His professional experience covers contentious and non-contentious matters, including worldwide patent prosecution activities with a focus on European patent practice, FTO analyses and litigation procedures in the pharmaceutical area. He has been active in the intellectual property field for more than ten years.

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Failure to file a patent opposition within a period of nine months from the publication of the grant leaves prospective contestants with no option but to challenge the patent by individually filing for revocation in the national courts of the countries applicable.

The average annual growth rate of actions related to NPEs between 2007 and 2017 was as high as 19%. Trolls must be taken out of the game!

The European Patent Office has issued decision G 1/16 on the allowability of undisclosed disclaimers introduced into a patent claim.

Amendments to the claims of European patent applications and patents are a delicate issue. Find out more about recent developments of the related case law.

According to the EPO, a patent claim directed to a plant obtained in an essentially biological processes can be granted under the EPC.