JUVE Patent

Harmsen Utescher – Germany 2018

JUVE Comment

The patents practice of this Hamburg IP firm frequently litigates for long-standing clients from the healthcare and food sectors. The team delivered success in an injunction before Munich Regional Court (Landgericht) for generics manufacturer Aliud Pharma in a dispute against Gilead concerning HIV drug Truvada. HU is constantly branching into new sectors, e.g. the packaging and consumer goods industry, for whom it litigates and files patents. The very small filing practice got in position early on in future-oriented fields like e-mobility and smart medicine – for instance filing a patent for a new medicine capsule for US medical technology company Progenity.


4 lawyers, 1 patent attorney


Very broad activity in IP, incl. pharmaceuticals and healthcare and food law. Strong practice for trademarks and unfair competition. In patents, litigation

and advice to an equal extent. Patent filing mainly for regular clients.


Litigation: frequently for Lidl; Aliud Pharma against Gilead regarding Truvada; Neuraxpharm against Novartis regarding rivastigmine patch. Prosecution: filing for Bekuplast, Bode Chemie, Euro Pool System, Panther Packaging, Progenity (all public knowledge).