We are Grünecker, one of the world‘s largest and most active intellectual property law firms. Our strength: A passion for developing and realizing the best possible strategy for the IP-needs of our clients – whether corporations, medium-sized businesses or start-ups.
Our 85 patent attorneys, more than 50 patent engineers and 33 attorneys-at-law put our clients’ unique needs first and create tailored solutions. We understand that complex issues require an individualized approach. That is why we offer specialist teams that are perfectly adapted to the specific challenges our clients face.
The wide variety of technical backgrounds of our patent attorneys and engineers allows us to cover all sectors of technology, including mechanical engineering, information technology, telecommunications, software, electronics, physics and life sciences. In each area, we file hundreds of new patent applications every year, making us one of the top filing firms in Europe. We also are highly experienced in opposition and appeal proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices as well as in infringement and nullity proceedings before the national courts.
Our patent litigation teams are well versed in high-profile litigation and regularly write case law. The close and well-rehearsed collaboration of litigators and patent attorneys has proven one of the key factors of our success.
We handle litigation cases before the highest German and European Courts, often involving cross-border issues throughout Europe, the US and Asia. Through many years of working for international clients, our teams understand the complexity of multi-jurisdictional proceedings and are able to fulfil the needs of our clients – no matter where in the world they are located.
Our offering in the area of patent litigation is complemented by our experience in less contentious proceedings such as arbitration and mediation.
In addition to our patent expertise, we are also a leader in the field of soft IP, representing renowned trademark and design owners. We draw on vast experience gained in countless trademark, design, unfair competition and copyright proceedings. Our attorneys-at-law also assist in licensing negotiations, handle border-seizures and advise on IT and data protection-related issues.
It is our aim not only to provide first-class legal advice but also to be a strategic partner for our clients. In order to serve them wherever needed, we have established a global network of IP specialists. We also have patent attorneys admitted in Spain, Italy and the UK and are therefore in a position to advise on IP issues in those countries as well. From our Paris office, we serve the French market. We also employ Chinese and Japanese patent attorneys who not only know the European IP system, but also the legal system, culture and language of their home jurisdictions.