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11. December 2013

Hearing for protection of unconditional right to reply

Defendant B. AG acknowledged the complaint of plaintiff A. AG and commented on the costs and the consequences of compensation. Upon the plaintiff’s statement hereto the defendant again responded.

The Federal Patent Court referred to the parties’ unconditional right to reply. This, according to the court, allows for a theoretically unlimited exchange of statements. The Federal Patent Court may order a hearing for protection of the unconditional right to reply and simultaneously for terminal oral statements of the parties.

(Decision in legal matter O2013_004, 15 August 2013)