Conference Report: Should we say "no" to automatic injunctions and "yes" to proportionate remedies?

The AmeriKat mentioned a few days ago that she was unable to get to a conference in Germany that was devoted to debating the enforcement of patents.  That conference entitled "Enforcing Patents Smoothly: From Automatic Injunctions to Proportionate Remedies" was organized by Institute of Law and Technology/Chair of Private Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.  Germany was obviously the appropriate venue, given that the bifurcated system enables the grant of injunctions before validity is assessed.  A "problem" that many on the implementer side of the fence have been seeking to address, with a focus on, in the absence of US-style eBay v  MercExchange dicta, "proportionate" relief.  Although stuck at her desk, IPKat friend Ralf Uhrich (Google) was able to source some excellent guest Kats in the form of Franziska Kurz, Hanno…

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