JUVE Patent

Grünecker – Germany 2015

Rankings:

JUVE Comment

A leading patents team which is very well positioned for the UPC thanks to its successful mixed approach, very broad prosecution practice and offices in Munich and Paris. The exceptionally broad technical expertise of the patent attorneys also stands the firm in good stead, incl. their litigation experience for electronics and telecoms patents. The lawyers are also active in a multitude of proceedings with a wide technical background, e.g. for Välinge in connection with laminate flooring and Doco Korea concerning razor blades. Grünecker is increasingly branching into litigation for NPEs, so more proceedings involving mobile communications patents can be expected soon. There is room, however, for the firm to build on its visibility in pharmaceuticals proceedings, for example with experienced laterals. The pharmaceuticals prosecution practice is also too small compared to others in the market.

Strengths

Patent prosecution and litigation related to electronics, mechanics and software.

Recommended individuals

Gerhard Barth, Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder, Dr. Bernd Allekotte; patent attorneys: Martin Aufenanger, Hans Hilgers, Reinhard Knauer, Thomas Schuster, Dr. Heike Vogelsang-Wenke.

Team

70 patent attorneys, 14 lawyers

Practice

All-round IP activity, incl. copyrights, trademarks and unfair competition. Clear focus on technical protection rights. Extensive prosecution practice with broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings. Own office in Paris.

Clients

Public knowledge: filing for Harman Becker, Lear Corp., Microsoft, Nissan, Panasonic, Samsung, Yamaha, Xerox. Dorco Korea regarding razor blades; Samsung regarding vacuum cleaners; Välinge regarding laminates; Virtual Paper concerning notebooks; Kyowa Hakko concerning coenzyme Q10.

Location:

Munich, Berlin, Cologne