Klaka – Germany 2016
This small, traditional boutique comes highly recommended in patent litigation and is not making a mark so much with high-end litigation work as with a large quantity of proceedings for a loyal client base. Klaka also boasts a sturdy partnership, encompassing an array of technical fields. Giebe’s activity in two proceedings for ZTE showcases Klaka’s prowess in mobile communications litigation, although it was not particularly visible in this sector of late. The Chinese company, however, also hires other firms in Germany, e.g. Hogan Lovells. The challenge still remains for Klaka to raise its headcount – esp. in view of the possible UPC launch and its goal of conducting a greater number of major mobile communications proceedings.
Litigation related to pharmaceuticals and mechanics.
Olaf Giebe, Dr. Wolfgang Götz, Dr. Stefan Eck.
5 partners, 1 associate
Strong focus on patent law, exclusively litigation and advice. Also trademarks and unfair competition. Solid connections to corporates and German patent attorneys.
Frequent litigation for: ZTE regarding mobile communications patent; Sram regarding bicycle components; 3M concerning dental technology and spray pistols; Tyco Fire & Security regarding security technology; Fischerwerke concerning fixing devices; Big Ben regarding computer games; DeLaval concerning milking robot; Ortlieb concerning sports equipment.