JUVE Patent

Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann – Germany 2015

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JUVE Comment

This mixed firm recommended in patents is visible at a steady, high level, mostly in disputes. The firm gained new clients and litigated for Macronix in infringement proceedings. Steady filing work for the Mittelstand provides a solid basis for the strong litigation practice. The firm also works for large patent filers, such as BMW. WRST enjoys a strong name in the auto sector overall. Following the loss of two experienced patent attorneys last year, the firm has now appointed one of its own patent attorneys as partner.

Strengths

Pharmaceuticals patents and litigation predominantly for the auto sector.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Mathias Ricker (“good litigator”, competitor), Michael Wallinger (both patent attorneys).

Team

20 patent attorneys, 4 lawyers

Practice

IP firm with a strong focus on patents. Much litigation, licenses, IP transactions and IP management. Midsized filing practice with technical expertise in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotech, electronics and engineering. Infringement proceedings mostly with own lawyers.

Clients

Fresenius Medical Care, AVL, Macronix in infringement proceedings (all public knowledge); filing and litigation for: Eppendorf, Kuka, Merz and MTU; filing and opposition suits for Eastman, Merck, Kärcher North America; filing for BMW, Archroma.

Location:

Munich