Gulde & Partner – Germany 2015
This respected Berlin IP firm is visible to an equal degree these days for its prosecution and litigation work. The firm operates one of the strongest filing practices in eastern Germany and cleverly capitalizes on its traditionally strong ties to Asia (own office in Beijing as well as Japanese and Korean patent attorneys) to conduct litigation for primarily Chinese clients, such as ZTE, Hisense and Haier. Proceedings often feature a mobile communications element. The firm’s strong visibility in Asian work and the expansion of its litigation activity form a good basis for an active role in the UPC system.
Patent prosecution and litigation related to electronics and telecoms patents. Strong presence among Asian companies.
17 patent attorneys, 3 lawyers
All-round IP activity with a strong focus on patents. Frequent patent prosecution with specialist expertise in chemicals and pharmaceuticals as well as physics and electronics/IT. Nullity suits and infringement proceedings.
Patent prosecution for Bundesdruckerei, Robert Bosch, Coty, Samsung, Siemens, Volkswagen, Fontem. Infringement proceedings and nullity suits for ZTE (e.g. against High Point), Hisense and Haier (both against Sisvel).