Contribution by Volkmar Henke for “Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte”

In the summer edition of Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte", Dr. Volkmar Henke, attorney-at-law at Eisenführ Speiser, comments a remarkable series of decisions in which the Federal Supreme Court emphasizes the importance of an independent claim construction (claim interpretation) and also clarifies the scope of the principle The patent is its own lexicon“.

The article concerning BGH X ZR 43/13 - Rotorelemente“ and BGH X ZR 101/13 - Polymerschaum II“ can be read in issue 8-9/2015 on page 376.