The patent law team of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek focuses on patent litigation and the protection of trade secrets and is particularly well known for its experience in infringement proceedings and in nullity appeal cases at the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof). The team is highly experienced in guiding companies through all types of patent related proceedings at German courts, at the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office.
The team has assisted clients also in proceedings across Europe (Switzerland, where the firm has an office, Austria, Italy, France, Spain and The Netherlands) and globally. It regularly works in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. All patent litigators are admitted to the German bar and capable of representing clients at the European Patent Office under article 134 (8) of the European Patent Convention. In addition, they are Certified Specialist Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law (Fachanwälte für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz).
Heuking’s patent team is part of a full service law firm with more than 400 lawyers. It has a proven track-record of successful cooperation with their colleagues in other legal areas, such as unfair competition (e.g. in the case of misleading statements regarding pending court cases), criminal law (e.g. in the case of false factual statements) and public procurement law (e.g. when patents play a role for the selection of the bidder). Due to the firm’s full-service approach all other legal issues can be dealt with quickly and to the highest quality from a single source.
Many clients are mid-sized firms with their business in highly profitable niche technologies, as well as major and globally active market leaders.