The District Court Düsseldorf clarified its case law regarding the requirement of a complete translation of patents into the German language and how to deal with errors in such translations. Besides, the Court held that the patent is to be considered valid as long as there is no binding decision on its invalidity. Hence, a first instance invalidation does not automatically entail that patent infringement is not culpable if the patent is later upheld in second instance.
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