This respected IP firm is known as one of the top names for mobile communications suits on the patent attorney side. But the proportion of work accounted for by mobile communications suits dropped, as key client Nokia was not in court as often, either as plaintiff or defendant. Instead, the firm’s litigation experience in electronics and mechanics patents emerged. S&P could use the current calm period in mobile communications suits to position its younger litigators, who are already established, in the market. Besides strong litigation work, the firm operates a flourishing, technically broad filing practice. It added three patent attorneys to the headcount.
Prosecution and litigation related to electronics, software, IT and mechanics.
Michael Turi, Dr. Wolfgang Lippich, Friedrich von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Dr. Tobias Stammberger (all patent attorneys).
14 patent attorneys
Active exclusively in IP. Strong focus on technical protection rights. 50% patent filing with a broad technical spectrum, 50% disputes: opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings, the latter exclusively with external lawyers.
Public knowledge: Everlight regarding LED lights; Vringo against ZTE regarding mobile communications; Nokia/Microsoft regarding mobile communications; Carl Zeiss concerning eye lenses; filing for Amadeus, Heckler & Koch, Vestas.