The appeal on a point of law, for which no leave was granted by the Federal Patent Court, was held admissible, because the grounds of appeal under §100 III 3 and 6 PatG were invoked. However, it was unsuccessful on the merits, since the deficiencies asserted by the patentee – namely that the decision was based on a violation of their right to be heard and lacked sufficient reasoning – were not present.

Case date: 07 May 2019
Case number: X ZB 15/17
Court: Federal Court of Justice of Germany

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