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Seminar September 12, 2023 Hilton Hotel, Munich

Kraus & Weisert is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its second international seminar on “International patent law: Recent trends in Artificial Intelligence – China, Japan, the US and Europe" at the Hilton Hotel in Munich on September 12, 2023.

The seminar provides a unique possibility to obtain first-hand insights from internationally renowned speakers and experienced practitioners.

The topics will cover:
•   Patent practice in the context of AI inventions in different countries
•   Governmental initiatives supporting AI development
•   Problems and pitfalls when using ChatGPT
•   AI Research perspectives, expectations and opportunities: a scientific overview


The speakers will highlight recent developments and trends in these areas.

The panel includes Dr. Michael A. Sartori from McCarter & English, USA; Shengping Yang of Zhifan IP Attorneys, China; Shikato Shunsuke of JETRO Dusseldorf and as a representative of JPO in Europe; and Dr. Johannes Graf Ballestrem of Osborne Clarke, Germany. Dr. Marcel Wever from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich will complement the panel.

We are looking forward to interesting lectures and an inspiring exchange of ideas between IP professionals from around the world.

Please make use of our invitation form >>> 

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New publication

Our colleagues Dr. Evy Corbanie, Dr. Stefan Weist and Dr. Marc Gerauer have published their article on practical consequences of the new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal.

You can find the publication here.

New publication

Our partner Dr. Marc Gerauer has published his article on patent infringement in 3D printing in English.

You can find the publication here.

New Corporate Design

Our new website is online. Many thanks to all those involved for their support, especially to the agency "Design LUV – Andreas Lorenz" in Munich.

Recommended by Juve

Juve recommended Kraus & Weisert in 2019 as patent firm for filings especially in the fields of chemistry, digital communication and computer technology, pharma and biotechnology.

Recommended by Leaders League

We are pleased to announce that Kraus & Weisert is recommended by Leaders League for Patent Prosecution in Germany in 2019.

Kraus & Weisert recommended by IP Stars

Kraus & Weisert is recognised as notable patent firm by IP stars. Furthermore we are happy to inform you that our partner Hans Jörg Banzer is recognised as IP Star in the 2019/2020 edition of IP stars for his patent work.

New President of the European Patent Office

On July 2, 2018, António Campinos took up office as President of the European Patent Office (EPO) for a five-year term.

Mr. Campinos, a Portuguese national, was elected by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation in October 2017.

According to the EPO’s information, Mr. Campinos was, prior to his appointment as President of the EPO, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and a former President of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). Furthermore, he served as the Portuguese representative on the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation and the Administrative Board of the EUIPO for several years. Additionally, he was Chairman of the Working Group on Industrial Property at the Council of the European Union during the Portuguese Presidency (July to December 2007), Chairman of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks, and Head of the Portuguese Delegation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assemblies.

Since former EPO president Benoît Battistelli has encountered discontent with the EPO staff mainly due to his style of management, it is hoped that Mr. Campinos is able to renew the dialogue over working conditions and staff welfare and achieves a substantial change in EPO management-workforce relations. Mr. Campinos will also be forced to deal with rising criticism concerning the modifications to the incentive system for the examination of patent applications and the recent productivity increasing measures of the EPO.