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Arnold Ruess – Germany 2015

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JUVE Comment

This IP boutique around young litigators Arnold and Schumacher comes recommended in patents and has evolved from a best-kept secret into an established and very visible litigation team in Düsseldorf, a key location for litigation. This is because the patent litigators in the firm, which was only set up in 2010, quickly developed a practice with international contacts and a substantial amount of stand-alone activity. Clients like Sisvel and a series of proceedings for Max Sound would have passed AR by a year ago. The litigation for Max Sound also underscores how litigation for NPEs can pave the way into the patents market for young firms. Consequently, AR brought in reinforcement in the shape of Riße as counsel, a Freshfields lawyer experienced in mobile communication suits. The firm’s success is also based on litigation for industrial clients, such as OrbusNeich and ECC.

Strengths

Litigation concerning pharmaceuticals, medical technology and mobile communications patents.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Bernhard Arnold (“excellent lawyer, really understands technology”, client), Cordula Schumacher, Dr. Arno Riße.

Team

2 partners, 1 counsel, 3 associates

Practice

Exclusive activity in IP with a strong focus on patent litigation and trademarks and unfair competition.

Clients

Max Sound against Google, YouTube, incl. regarding video coding; Sisvel regarding UMTS; Mobilelron regarding mobile device management; Glatz concerning cigarette paper; OrbusNeich concerning stents; Ethical Coffee Company (ECC) concerning coffee capsules.

Location:

Düsseldorf