VESPA‘s annual evening conference on the case law of the FPC took place today. Tobias BREMI (judge) and Michael RITSCHER (lawyer) gave insightful talks. I have taken notes as follows: 1. Workload Tobias BREMI gave a sneak preview of the…

As always, December is way too busy, but holidays are just around the corner. This also applies to main proceedings at the FPC: Statutory limitation periods or periods set by the FPC are suspended as of today, 18 December 2015…

The Guidelines on Proceedings before the FPC are upon to change with effect as of 1 January 2016. The FPC currently provides English translations of both the old and the new Guidelines: see Guidelines effective until 31 December 2015 and…