JUVE Patent

Dreiss – Germany 2015

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JUVE Comment

This firm is highly recommended for patent filing and landed an astonishing number of new clients this year. The long-established IP boutique in Stuttgart thus gained ground in its already strong filing practice. For new client Innowatech, Dreiss not only took over the patent portfolio, but also stepped into an extensive opposition suit at the EPO right away. Dreiss litigates in infringement proceedings for its core base of Mittelstand clients from Baden-Württemberg, often alongside external litigators. This also gives rise to further litigation activity. When two older partners retired, the firm immediately brought in two experienced associates, one of whom worked at client Alcatel for many years.

Strengths

Patent prosecution and litigation in engineering, mechanics and electronics.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Thomas Knapp, Wolfgang Schäfer, Prof. Dr. Alexander Bulling (“competent and thorough”, competitor; all patent attorneys).

Team

15 patent attorneys, 3 lawyers

Practice

All-round IP activity with a clear focus on patent prosecution: filing with broad technical expertise. Nullity and opposition suits. Infringement proceedings are conducted with external lawyers. The firm’s lawyers are exclusively active in trademarks and unfair competition.

Clients

Fashy in nullity suit; Hyundai and Rupes in infringement proceedings and nullity suit; filing for Alstom, Automotive Lighting, LG Innotek, Arvos Technology, BOA Balg- und Kompensatoren-Technologie, Cyclo Toolmakers, Ejot, Ipro, Innowatech, SilverSan.

Location:

Stuttgart