This leading Düsseldorf IP boutique works exclusively with patent attorneys in patents and boasts one of the most visible prosecution practices in western Germany. The patent attorneys are esp. well known for their litigation work in mobile communications suits, e.g. for France Brevets and Nokia. In recent years, the practice has carved out a strong position in work for industry-oriented NPEs, and frequently brings this experience into play in its litigation for manufacturing companies. The firm’s visibility among NPEs provides it with a good starting position as far as the UPC system goes, as many expect the new court to be particularly appealing to this clientele.
Patent filing with technical expertise in engineering, software and electronics. Litigation related to software, electronics and mobile communications.
Gottfried Schüll (“much litigation experience”, competitor), Dr. Arwed Burrichter, Dr. Ralph Schippan, Dr. Ralph Minderop (all patent attorneys).
21 patent attorneys
All-round activity in IP incl. trademarks and unfair competition. Strong focus on patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Nullity and opposition suits. Infringement proceedings with external lawyers. The firm’s client base mainly comprises German Mittelstand companies, some corporates, as well as NPEs.
Public knowledge: France Brevets concerning NFC patents; Topfield regarding TV technology; litigation for Nokia concerning mobile communications; filing for Bombardier, Deutsche Post, Fritz Egger, LG, RWE, Schmitz Cargobull, SIG, Signotech, ThyssenKrupp.