JUVE Patent

Harmsen Utescher – Germany 2019

JUVE Comment

The mainly regionally (Hamburg) active patent practice frequently advises defendants in patent proceedings. It continues to develop this work with new clients, e.g. HU is advising a pharmaceuticals manufacturer in preparation for a lawsuit. Notable companies retain the small team, such as generics manufacturer Aliud Pharma in the high-profile proceedings against Gilead over the HIV drug Truvada. The EuGH ruled in favour of the generics manufacturer here in a precedent case. The practice is expanding its client base, e.g. in the packaging and consumer goods industries. The filing practice is regularly active for companies from the chemistry and engineering industries.


4 lawyers, 1 patent attorneys


In patents, litigation and advice to an equal extent. Patent filing mainly for regular clients. Very broad activity in IP, incl. healthcare and food law. Strong practice in trademarks and unfair competition.


Litigation: Aliud Pharma against Gilead over Truvada; provider of electric vehicles against manufacturer; provider of beverages packaging against coffee capsules manufacturer in EPO opposition. Prosecution: filings for Bode Chemie, Jelenia Plast, Panther Packaging, Stulz (all public knowledge).