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Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann – Germany 2016

JUVE Comment

A recommended, mixed firm for patents which remains very visible in litigation, esp. pharmaceuticals and auto industry disputes. It is not only individual partners like Wallinger who are seen as extremely experienced in litigation, but the firm as a whole. The firm strengthened its connections to Asian and US companies, as well as US firms with similar setups – no doubt the right strategy regardless of the UPC launch. WRST also branched into other industries, for example handling its first instructions for a Chinese mobile communications corporate and a French chemicals corporate.


Pharmaceuticals patents and litigation predominantly for the auto sector.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Mathias Ricker, Michael Wallinger (both patent attorneys).


22 patent attorneys, 5 lawyers


IP firm with a strong focus on patents. Much litigation, licenses, IP transactions and IP management. Midsized filing practice with broad technical expertise. Infringement proceedings mostly with own lawyers.


Public knowledge: litigation for Fresenius Medical Care, AVL, Macronix; filing and litigation for: Eppendorf, Kuka, Merz and MTU; patent prosecution for Archroma, BMW, Eastman, Merck.