This leading firm in patents is one of the standout patent litigation firms thanks to numerous opposition and nullity suits conducted primarily by patent attorneys like Ehlers and Göken. The patent attorneys are also very experienced litigating in infringement proceedings (e.g. for Enercon, Philips and Nordson), and traditionally active globally, with one example the ground-breaking arbitration work for Enercon in India. In a number of high-profile proceedings, e.g. Sisvel, the patent attorneys worked with external litigators, but also increasingly litigate with ES’ own lawyers. The preeminent prosecution practice made steady progress in terms of work, but had the loss of a Munich partner to Prüfer & Partner to cope with.
Patent prosecution and litigation in electronics, chemicals, software and renewable energies. Litigation for NPEs.
Rainer Böhm; patent attorneys: Jochen Ehlers, Klaus Göken, Joachim von Oppen.
32 patent attorneys, 4 lawyers
All-round activity in IP with a clear focus on patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits, infringement proceedings and arbitration. Advice on transactions, licenses and assessment of protection rights.
Litigation for Enercon regarding wind turbines (incl. arbitration in India); Sisvel regarding TV patents; Nordson concerning powder spray device; Arcument concerning screw systems; SPC Sunflower regarding global patent licensing system; extensive activity for BASF, Centirion, CeWe trust, Philips, Sennheiser, Panasonic, Evonik.