JUVE Patent

Peterreins Schley – Germany 2018

JUVE Comment

This IP boutique has a busy filing practice for a largely international client base. With its mixed approach PS is especially active in disputes. The firm conducts many opposition suits for clients like BorgWarner and Bose. But Peterreins and Schley are also conducting a series of nullity suits and infringement proceedings for Boston Scientific concerning heart valve prostheses, with some success. The practice got a boost in mid-2018 with well-known Munich litigator Adam joining as partner, bringing new client Airbus with him. The firm also welcomed a patent attorney from regular client BorgWarner. PS thus has a broad technical setup, only pharmaceuticals patents do not play a strong role.


Litigation involving medical technology.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Frank Peterreins, Dr. Jan-Malte Schley (“very visible in the market”, competitor), Dr. Thomas Adam.


7 patent attorneys, 2 lawyers (1 dual-qualified)

Partner moves

Dr. Thomas Adam (from Simmons & Simmons).


Besides trademarks and unfair competition, IP activity centers on patent prosecution and litigation. Contract drafting, licences and strategic advice.


Litigation: frequent activity for Airbus and Bose; Boston Scientific against Edwards Lifesciences regarding heart valve implants; BIC Violex concerning razor. Prosecution: filing and opposition suits for Boston Scientific, Bose, BorgWarner, Dolby, iRobot, WiTricity; opposition suits for Roche Diabetes Care.