The FCJ ordered that the petitioner must be granted access to the entire file wrapper. The objections raised by the plaintiff with regard to parts of the file which allow conclusions to be drawn on infringement proceedings conducted in parallel or which contain information on the designs challenged there were unfounded.
Case date: 11 July 2017
Case number: X ZR 17/17
Court: Federal Court of Justice of Germany
A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.