Dreiss – Germany 2018
This Stuttgart IP boutique is rooted in the technologically strong southwest German Mittelstand with its extensive prosecution work. The team also files patents for notable electronics manufacturers such as Nokia and General Electric. The firm continued to branch out from its traditional focus on regional engineering companies – both geographically and thematically. It stepped up advice on legal issues related to blockchain technology and AI, e.g. for a large German electronics manufacturer. Dreiss is also attracting new international clients by continually growing its informal foreign network. One good example is US medical technology manufacturer Conmed, for whom the firm files patents at the EPO. The patent attorneys also often appear in litigation – often in cooperation with external lawyers, for instance in the preparation of an infringement suit for an electronics manufacturer concerning navigation technology. The firm underlined the positive development by appointing two patent attorneys as partners.
Patent prosecution and litigation in engineering, mechanics and electronics.
Dr. Thomas Knapp, Prof. Dr. Alexander Bulling (both patent attorneys).
14 patent attorneys
All-round IP activity with a clear focus on patent prosecution with broad technical expertise. Nullity and opposition suits. Infringement proceedings are conducted with external lawyers. Also trademarks and unfair competition.
Litigation: nullity and opposition suits for Storopack, Automotive Lighting, Paul Hartmann, Joma Polytec. Prosecution: filing for Alcatel Lucent, Conmed, EnBW, General Electric, Mitsubishi Steel, Nokia Technologies Oy (all public knowledge).