15.04.2021 – Webinar

Quo vadis-CAI

dompatent will give a short insight into the CAI (EU- China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments) and the current status of the agreement.


Donations to social projects in the Cologne area

we decided to send the majority of our New Year’s cards by e-mail rather than by post


Partnership Dr. Alan Stewart and Dr. Alexander Schuld

dompatent von Kreisler is pleased to announce that Dr. Alan Stewart and Dr. Alexander Schuld have been appointed as new partners. To learn more about them and why they are an asset to our firm please click on the profiles.



dompatent von Kreisler wishes you a New Year filled with happiness, success and most importantly good health.


Patentability of transgenic animals – summary by Dr. Annika Meyers

Read a summary by one of our IP trainees Dr. Annika Meyers on this topic in the journal „IP – Rechtsberater (IPRB)“.


Those who succeed attract imitators

dompatent promotes Aktion Plagiarius as a supporting member. We would like to sustain our clients in this way as well, in order to draw attention to product and brand piracy and the associated disadvantages from an economic point of view but also with regard to safety deficiencies.


Computer-Implemented Inventions at the EPO

In recent decades, digital technologies have evolved rapidly and today, "computer-implemented" or "software-related" inventions can be found in almost all fields of technology. Thus, like in any other field of technology inventors aim to protect their innovations through patents. However, with regards to obtaining patent protection for computer-implemented or software-related inventions at the European Patent [...]

Unitary Patent System

[31.08.2022 – Dr. Anke Krebs & Dr. Yanli Wu] Since a unified patent system within the European Union was proposed in the 1970s, the unitary patent system and the Unified Patent Court (UPC), after nearly half a century of repeated consultations and unremitting efforts, is expected to enter into force beginning of 2023. The complexity […]


G1/22 and G2/22 Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO– Jurisdiction and Validity of Priority

Lately there has been an increasing number of disputes before the European Patent Office regarding the priority right. To validly claim priority, it is crucial to focus not only on the claimed subject matter but also on the formal entitlement to claim priority. Two questions have recently been referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal […]


New EPO Guidelines

[25.02.2022 - Thomas Henzler & Dr. Stephan Milles] Most important updates: Guidelines for Examination of the European Patent Office coming into force on 1 March 2022. On 1 March 2022, the annually updated Guidelines for Examination of the European Patent Office will come into force. These Guidelines provide guidance on the practice of proceedings before [...]