IP Newsflash

IP Newsflash is an intellectual property meta-information portal that browses your information channels for you and presents only relevant and recent IP information on a single page.

IP Newsflash is for time-hungry intellectual property professionals who want to stay up to date but dislike the tedious task of browsing through countless sources of information.

This website brings to you news as well as notices and caselaw from all major offices like the European Patent Office, the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Office for Harmonization fo the Internal Market (European Trademark Office), the German Patent and Trademark Office, WIPO, the Japanese Patent Office, the Swiss Patent Office, the Chinese Patent Office, the European Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance (EU), the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal High Court of Justice, the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on one single page.

This website is fully automated. If you want to suggest any improvements or report errors, please contact Rolf Claessen.

This website is not legal adivce. If you seek legal advice regarding patents, trademarks, designs or licensing, please contact Rolf Claessen.

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FFI-Verlag – editing company for modern legal professionals

The "Verlag Freie Fachinformationen" GmbH (FFI-Verlag) is a German editing company, based in Cologne. FFI-Verlag is specialized on matters all around the legal profession. Publishing solely electronical information it approaches a modern way of bringing practical and free of charge professional information to its peer group. The forms of publications are ebooks or webites, such as legal-tech.de, kanzleimarketing.de or the magazine MkG for young laywers.

With well-respected editing companies as collaborators, such as C.H.Beck, the Deutsche Anwaltverlag and NWB Verlag FFI-Verlag reaches a wide range of readers. Financed by companies in the legal industry, FFI-Verlag also informs ist readers about solutions to improve the daily working processes of laywers.

One of the central goals of FFI-Verlag is to prepare legal professionals for the ongoing digitalization within their industry.

Rolf Claessen - Publisher and Founder

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Rolf is partner of IP boutique law firm Freischem. The firm is managing about 4500 trademarks and 6500 patents and patent applications for mostly domestic medium sized clients in Germany.

His personal background is chemistry and nanotechnology. Before becoming a patent attorney, he received his Ph.D. from the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as well as the Chemistry Department, both at the State University of New York at Albany. Also, he worked for a small nanotechnology startup that was spun out of the Bayer group.

The focus of his practice is the prosecution of trademarks and patents. With the team at Freischem, he strives to be the external IP department for many medium sized companies.

Rolf has been included in the Patent 1000 rankings of the IAM magazine since 2013 and in the WTR1000 rankings of the World Trademark Review since 2015.

He is a prolific writer mostly writing for law journals such as GRUR or IP Rechtsberater. He is host of his two podcasts Markenpod and IP Fridays.

Rolf is also volunteering his time in the worldwide volunteer organization Junior Chamber International (JCI), where he recently served as executive congress director for the 2014 JCI World Congress in Germany.

He enjoys spending at least the weekends with his three kids and his wife. Rolf wishes to have more time for hobbies like sailing.

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