It made the comeback of the year. Just two years ago, it seemed as though this Düsseldorf IP boutique had fallen behind those leading the market for mobile communications suits. But then the litigators came back on the scene in spectacular fashion, with work for LG. They litigated for this regular client in the battles against NPEs Unwired Planet and SLC. In pharmaceuticals litigation, ROP has been one of the foremost players for years, and confidently held its position with such clients as Novartis. There is a whole team of young, high-performing partners making sure that this success is here to stay, as ROP got ahead of the curve and completed the generation change earlier than many of its competitors. The last senior partner still active, Dr. Ulrich Pross, has now retired. With highly visible partners like Max von Rospatt, Thomas Musmann and Dr. Henrik Timmann, the strong successor generation has been ready and raring to go for some time. And, right behind them, the next generation of young litigators is already taking shape. With its most important tasks taken care of, the internationally experienced and well-networked firm is ready for when the new Unified Patent Court opens its doors.