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Lederer & Keller – Germany 2019

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This Munich-based patent attorney firm is renowned for its in-depth know-how when it comes to pharma, biotech and chemistry patents. The patent attorneys have in particular acquired an excellent reputation for pharmaceuticals proceedings. Prominent partner Best is frequently seen at the side of well-known law firms representing generics manufacturers, e.g. Hexal against Eli Lilly and Ratiopharm against AstraZeneca. Furthermore, not only German clients but also clients from the US and Japan often turn to the team for filing and oppositions.


Pharma, biotech and chemistry patents; pharma litigation for generics manufacturers.

Recommended individuals

Günter Keller, Michael Best (“unbeatable in pharma proceedings”, competitor)


5 patent attorneys


Prosecution and litigation for generics manufacturers.


Litigation: Hexal against Eli Lilly over Alimta; Ratiopharm against AstraZeneca over Fulvestrant (both public knowledge). Prosecution: filing and oppositions for AskAt, Cooper Standard, Dr. Falk Pharma, Hain Lifescience, Hoffmann La Roche, Microgen, Ohkawara Kakohki, Solvay, Tillots Pharma, Westlake Longview, the universities of Freiburg, Würzburg, Tokyo and Kyushu.