Dr. Stefan Warbek – Austria 2020
This Innsbruck firm has the most renowned Austrian IP practice outside of Vienna. This is thanks to its excellent connections to several patent attorney firms, and also due to the name partner Stefan Warbek’s litigation expertise. He commands a high profile in all areas of IP law and, in contrast to other IP specialists, can hold his own against the strong competition both in and outside Vienna. Midsized companies, some with global IP interests, form the firm’s core client base. One prominent client is an internationally renowned manufacturer of machine tools. The firm also advises research institutions at several universities throughout Austria on patent law and know-how protection, as well as on licence agreements and R&D cooperations. Remarkably, although the Innsbruck firm is rather partner-centric, the firm has no trouble keeping up with rival firms in Vienna.
1 equity partner, 2 associates, 4 trainee lawyers
Focus on west Austrian companies, universities and research institutions and their need for IP advice and litigation.
Litigation: Manufacturer of wine refrigerators and photovoltaic wholesaler in patent infringement proceedings. Advice: 3D Elements on acquisition and transfer of technical protection rights; machine tool manufacturer on invention law; Austrian university on licensing agreement with US company; various universities on know-how protection.