For a long time, Germany was far ahead of the international competition when it came to patent applications for combustion engines and the like. However, when it comes to patent applications in the environment of booming electromobility, China has taken the leading role and has long since ceased to be just a low-cost producer, but is now a recognized leader in technology and innovation.
In his article in the Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift ATZ 09/2023, Jan Goering, patent attorney at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, analyzes how China has been able to position itself as a leader in patent applications and gives recommendations to German companies on how inventiveness can be promoted and intellectual property secured through targeted IP management.
Not only since the Unified Patent Court came into force on June 1, 2023, and the first lawsuits for alleged patent infringements in the field of electromobility have become clear: German companies should prioritize the protection of their intellectual property at an early stage.
Read more about this in the print edition of ATZ – Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift 09/23 or online auf der Website der ATZ. The complete article in German language by Jan Goering is also available for download here as a pdf.