JUVE Patent

Harmsen Utescher – Germany 2016

JUVE Comment

The presence of this patents team, which is respected for litigation, is unbroken in proceedings. The team is called on by external patent attorneys. In addition to its traditional client base in the healthcare and food sectors, HU increasingly works for other industries, e.g. consumer goods manufacturers, and often reviews the patent situation for clients before they enter a market. However, the lawyers deliberately do not use the interface with the filing work of their small prosecution practice as a basis for litigation. This practice focuses primarily on prosecution work for regular clients. The team was boosted by an associate with litigation experience from Quinn Emanuel.

Recommended individuals

Rainer Kaase, Dr. Karsten Königer.


4 lawyers, 1 patent attorney


Very broad activity in IP, incl. pharmaceuticals and healthcare and food law. Strong practice for [trademarks and unfair competition[[href][1351]]]. In patents, litigation and advice to an equal extent. Patent filing mainly for existing clients.


Neuraxpharm regarding rivastigmine patch. Public knowledge: filing for Jack Wolfskin and Bode Chemie, patent litigation for Lidl, Iglo regarding lottery codes.