Fish & Richardson Principal, Dr. Frank Peterreins, Translates Definitive German Patent Litigation Book into English

Jan 07, 2013, 13:20 ET from Fish & Richardson

BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that Dr. Frank Peterreins, Managing Principal of its Munich office, has translated "Patent Litigation Proceedings in Germany – A Handbook for Practitioners" from German into English.  Widely considered the definitive book on German patent litigation and current German case law, this translated edition was prepared in response to the rapidly increasing volume of patent litigation cases in Germany that involve non-German companies.

Over the last several years, Germany has become an international patent litigation venue of choice, like the U.S.  However, unlike the U.S., in Germany foreign parties can outnumber domestic litigants.  For example, in Dusseldorf, where most patent infringement actions are filed, about 60 percent of the parties are non-German.  Foreign patent litigants are attracted to German patent courts because of their reputation for swift decisions, deep technical expertise, and the greater availability of injunctions.

"Patent Litigation Proceedings in Germany" was written by Honorable Judge Dr. Thomas Kuhnen, the Presiding Judge of the Patent Senate of the Upper Regional Court in Dusseldorf, where cases are appealed, and one of the most prominent patent litigation judges in Germany and all of Europe.  Dr. Frank Peterreins, who is qualified in Germany as an attorney-at-law and a patent attorney, and is also a European patent attorney, has a wide-ranging patent litigation, European Patent Office opposition, and patent prosecution practice.

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