Comparative study on the stay of patent proceedings in Europe
Malte Köllner, Eric Sergheraert and Mihnea Hanganu compare the frequency of stays in patent infringement proceedings in Germany with the frequency of stays in other European countries, and conclude the German practice of staying proceedings gives serious cause for concern
All European countries, not just Germany, have a bifurcated
system for patent infringement proceedings. To be more precise,
for patent infringement proceedings based on the national part
of a European patent, where a parallel European opposition
proceeding is pending....
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