Editors Alexander Koller and Michael Stadler have put a lot of work and heart and soul into it: The commentary published in June 2019 by Linde Verlag for the first time offers a comprehensive commentary on Austrian patent and utility model law. 34 authors, all of them practitioners of patent law from the legal and patent attorney profession, the judiciary, the university sector, the public sector and industry, bring every single paragraph to life. GFR partner Manuel Wegrostek is honoured to have made a modest contribution on the chapters of exhaustion and the preservation of evidence.
A short time after the commentary appeared, all conversations with practitioners show that the patent law community had long longed for this work and immediately integrated it into practice. The comprehensive presentation of case law, literature and opinion facilitates daily work and provides helpful suggestions, even on marginal topics. We may hope for numerous editions.