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This article might be of interest to Amazon sellers or their attorneys who might be involved in a new procedure implemented by Amazon.com to evaluate infringement of utility patents.

An Amazon document listing the procedure can be found here which sets out each step in...

Is the EUIPO unintentionally supporting illegal seller conduct on Amazon’s European markets through its fast and cheap design patent protection? Can anything be done to better protect honest sellers?

The European Union Intellectual Property Office offers a fantastically...

Many Amazon sellers have been reported for registered design right infringement in Europe, sometimes unjustifiably.  Amazon tends to take your product listing down, seemingly through an automated intelligence, without properly comparing your product to the registered d...

I have an interest in the goings on at my old firm Hoffmann Eitle. They recently filed, together with three other large Munich-based firms, an open letter to the European Patent Office complaining of quality standards slipping.   The full text of the open letter can be...

June 10, 2018

If you want to obtain protection in Europe and you are not sure that the cost and complexity of a standard patent filing is justified, then consider filing a utility model. These patent rights are perfectly suited to protecting an invention in a quick, easy and inexpe...

June 3, 2018

March 2017 could very well become something of a landmark for the patent industry.

Quietly and somewhat under the radar a boutique German patent consultancy, Sach & Associates, launched the very first online patent filing tool of its kind and it looks likely that if i...

June 3, 2018

Sellers on Amazon® often face problems with unauthorized sellers offering counterfeit products under their banner.  In addition to potential lost profits, low quality counterfeits can be especially egregious when they have an impact on the real seller’s ratings and pro...

June 3, 2018

Sach & Associates has been successful in revoking another EpiPen patent in European Patent Office (EPO) opposition proceedings.  The opposition was filed against Pfizer's European EpiPen patent.  The hearing took place in April 2018 and the written decision to revoke t...

June 3, 2018

This is a little practice note concerning excess claims fees in Germany and how the calculation differs from the EPO, USPTO and UKIPO.   The German patent office counts the claims according to the PCT application as originally filed not according to any amended version...

March 27, 2017

We are looking for someone to work with us on some interesting new software tools that make use of the EPO’s patent databases. 

Ideally, you will have both the capability to program tools for processing patent data according to our designs, as well as have an in-depth k...

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