The German Federal Supreme Court decides on Omissions in German Translations of European Patents

In a decision dated March 18, 2010 the German Federal Supreme Court came to the conclusion that a patent holder enjoys patent protection in the Federal Republic of Germany even if there are omissions in the timely filed German translation of the respective European Patent. In such cases a corrected translation can be submitted at a later date, as can already be done in the case of inaccurate translations.