Thanks to particular expertise in data protection and copyright law, this recognised IP team focuses more strongly than its competitors on the interface between IP and IT issues. Practice head Axel Anderl is particularly known for this. Patent issues have gained in significance in recent years. Dorda continues to fight on behalf of French technology company Echosens, against a Chinese rival trying to enter the European market for diagnostics devices for detecting liver diseases. Advising pharma companies also plays an important role.
Patent litigation. Advice and litigation for companies with a strong IT background; high level of specialisation on the interface between IP and IT.
Axel Anderl (“competent, solution-oriented and trustworthy”, competitor)
1 equity partner, 4 associates, 5 trainee lawyers
Greater IP focus on trademarks and unfair competition, incl. copyright. Specialties in utility models and patent law, mainly infringement and nullity suits. Transactional advice.
Litigation: Echosens against Hisky over device for diagnosing liver diseases, also trademarks and the Act Against Unfair Competition; Miba on patents and know-how protection, incl. as part of R&D cooperations; pharma company regarding patent issues in connection with clinical studies. Advice: Kreisel Electric on patent and technology licences; Harman on employee invention law.