Miscellaneous  |  10/25/2019

10 Years „Münchner Verfahren“ − Max Planck Researchers Carry Out an Evaluation of the Munich Proceedings in Patent Litigation

The regional court Munich I is one of only 12 German courts responsible for patent matters. For the past ten years, the “Münchner Verfahren” (Munich Proceedings in Patent Litigation) has been an important factor for Munich as a patent location. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will now carry out an evaluation of the procedure.

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With the European Patent Office (EPO), Federal Patent Court (BPatG), German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), institutions of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), the Patent Attorney Chamber, numerous lawyers and patent attorneys, patent services as well as many innovative Bavarian companies with large patent portfolios, Munich applies as the “European Patent Capital”.


The regional court Munich I is one of only 12 German courts responsible for so-called patent matters, in particular patent infringement cases. As a rule, the plaintiff has the choice of which court to call. The regional court Munich I is third in terms of the number of entries behind Düsseldorf and Mannheim. An important factor for the patent location Munich is the “Münchner Verfahren” (Munich Proceedings in Patent Litigation).


Ten years after its introduction, the procedure is now to be evaluated in order to gain knowledge for future improvements. The scientific evaluation is carried out by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as part of a research project.


As soon as the results are available, we will report.