This recommended Düsseldorf firm was again one of Germany’s most active patent attorney firms when it came to litigation. König and von Renesse’s involvement in high-profile infringement proceedings and nullity/opposition suits with a pharmaceuticals background for Bayer subgroups, Eli Lilly and Amgen was a familiar picture. But they also saw more litigation for medical product manufacturers and involving consumer goods, as the series of proceedings for OrbusNeich (stents) and for ECC (espresso capsules) gained momentum. KSTVR still works exclusively with external lawyers. Thanks to the outstanding litigation expertise and pronounced sector know-how of its partners, the small firm is carving out an excellent position for the UPC, even without international offices.
Litigation by patent attorneys, often in cases of a precedent nature, primarily for biotech and pharmaceuticals companies; mechanics patents.
Gregor König (“always thinks outside the box”, competitor), Dr. Dirk Szynka, Max Tilmann (“good litigation strategist”, competitor), Dr. Dorothea von Renesse (all patent attorneys).
13 patent attorneys
Exclusive activity in IP with a clear focus on patents. Patent filing with a broad technical spectrum. Extensive litigation work in cooperation with external lawyers. Also patent assessments and licensing contracts.
Public knowledge: BayerPharma regarding drospirenone; litigation for Amgen and Eli Lilly; OrbusNeich concerning stents; Ethical Coffee Company (ECC) regarding coffee capsules; frequent litigation: Geberit and Shimano; filing for Orthogen, Osram, Paion, Qiagen, Takeda.