Literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalence from a European perspective

Munich, February 24, 2017



The landmark decision "Occlusion device", rendered by the BGH, started intense discussion amongst practitioners as to how to draft patents that can be successfully enforced.
UNION·IP picks up this discussion, and connects together the jurisprudence which has been developed since the Occlusion device decision regarding the questions of literal infringement and doctrine of equivalence when drafting patents with a European perspective.
What lessons need to be leamed? What are the pitfalls to be avoided? In brief, how does one dratt a patent that can be infringed?


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