Hengeler Mueller – Germany 2016
The recommended patent litigation team around the only partner Kellenter is active in mobile communications and pharmaceuticals proceedings and positioned on the side of NPEs with its two main clients IPCom and Sisvel. Otherwise, the team works for the industrial clients typical for Hengeler, incl. AstraZeneca in the pharmaceuticals sector. The team was also in action for Piaggio in a dispute over traditional engine technology, but compared to competitors in Düsseldorf, the expansion of activity stagnated. One reason for this was the lack of growth in the headcount, which limits opportunities in major proceedings. While it is still unclear whether and when the UPC will commence activity, this is only a minor disadvantage. But HM will have to keep the development of another partner in mind, esp. for international proceedings.
Dr. Wolfgang Kellenter.
1 partner, 3 counsel, 3 associates
All-round IP activity with a clear focus on patent litigation. Also strategic advice, assessment of technical protection rights and transactions. Trademarks and unfair competition.
Piaggio against Yamaha regarding engine technology; IPCom regarding GSM patents; Sisvel concerning TV patents; frequent patent litigation for AstraZeneca.