24 November 2016Jurisdiction reportsJens Künzel

When to suspend patent enforcement

In that decision, the court also held that the Federal Court of Justice, during a revision of the case, may itself suspend the enforcement if the invalidation happens later. That practice is, in essence, one of the consequences of Germany’s bifurcated system of patent litigation, in which ordinary courts have jurisdiction in patent infringement cases while a specialist federal court (the Federal Patent Court) has exclusive jurisdiction over invalidity actions.

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