Convergence between Germany and UK
The doctrine of equivalents is well established in Germany. It’s good news that the UK courts are moving in the same direction, argues Philipp Widera
Germany with its sign-post-approach has never really had any
difficulties in accepting a doctrine of equivalents (even
before the implementation of Article 69 EPC). The first key
decision dealing with equivalence under the EPC was the
Formstein decision in 1986....
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