Patent case: Method of transferring component tape information, Germany

Kluwer Patent Blog
September 7, 2018

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In a case concerning a patent relating to methods of transferring component tape information to a component mounting machine, the Federal Court of Justice held that when inventive step is assessed it is of the utmost importance to consider all aspects of the claimed subject-matter and in particular effects and advantages of these aspects in order to avoid a hindsight assessment of inventive step.

Case date: 14 February 2018
Case number: X ZR 101/15
Court: Federal Court of Justice of Germany

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.