Posted: April 21st, 2010
The Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1768/92 does not preclude the grant of a SPC certificate to the holder of a basic patent if one or more certificates have already been granted for the same product.
Transit of goods through Germany is not an act of patent infringement.
DE – Verfahren zum Verarbeiten von im Voraus bezahlten Telefonanrufen (Method for processing prepaid telephone calls), infringement proceedings, Court of Appeals Düsseldorf, Germany, 10 December 2009, Docket No. I-2 U 51/0
For infringement of a method claim in Germany, it can be sufficient if the infringer realizes at least one of the claimed method steps within Germany and the other claimed method steps outside Germany.