Tag Archives: Germany

COVID-19 pandemic: German government further extends foreign investment control rules with regard to transactions in the life sciences sector

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy implemented further amendments to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung – AWV) due to the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the buyout of German companies active in the life sciences and infection protection sectors by investors from outside the EU (or EFTA). The amendment entered into … Continue Reading

Join Us: Free CLE Webinar on U.S., German Approach to Trade Secrets Protection

Reed Smith will be hosting an upcoming CLE webinar, “Germany discovers trade secret protection! A comparative dive into the German and U.S. approach” on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12 p.m. BST and again at 12 p.m. ET. Trade secrets and technical know-how represent valuable assets, especially for industries like the life sciences. Until recently, … Continue Reading

Munich Regional Court Clarifies When Claims for Transfers of Patents Become Time-Barred

Germany is one of the most important patent litigation jurisdictions in Europe, making developments in its patent law very important to life sciences companies operating globally. In recent years, the number of cases regarding claims for the transfer of patents has risen steadily in Germany. If an application is filed by someone who is not … Continue Reading
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