Ampersand – Germany 2017
This boutique is respected for patent litigation and found its niche as a small, flexible litigation outfit. The firm represents NPEs like Munitech and Unwired Planet as well as innovative Mittelstand companies such as Dutch medical product manufacturer VSY Biotechnology in judicial disputes. The firm landed a series of manufacturing companies from various sectors as new clients, incl. foreign companies, such as Keter Plastics, Wonderland Nurserygoods and IDnow. Lone fighter Haag is now going the next step and brought in an experienced associate for support. Growth at partner level could boost the firm’s market position.
Litigation for NPEs.
Haag is banking on his independence at the UPC as well. But he has two advantages over other boutiques: thanks to work in major series of proceedings for NPEs he is already used to operating in mixed teams with other firms. This could be advantageous if NPEs use the court as heavily as expected and his alliances prove sturdy.
1 partner, 1 associate
The firm specializes in pharma advertising law and unfair competition as well as trademarks and technical protection rights, predominantly litigation.
Munitech against Vodafone, Telekom and Telefónica; Unwired Planet against HTC and Huawei (all regarding mobile communications); Quiss against Isra Vision concerning adhesive inspection systems; VSY Biotechnology against Physiol and Zeiss regarding ocular lenses; Keter Plastics concerning baskets; Wonderland Nurserygoods regarding child seats; IDnow concerning online identification; ongoing litigation for Vestel.