JUVE Patent

Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner – Germany 2015

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JUVE Comment

As one of the leading Düsseldorf patent litigation firms, Wildanger covers a broad technical spectrum encompassing electronics, mechanics and pharmaceuticals patents, with its numerous highly visible partners. The firm is often seen on the side of industrial clients, e.g. BSH and LG. In mobile communications suits, Wildanger gained on the other market leaders and litigated for NPE Saint Lawrence in one of the year’s most extensive mobile communications suits against Deutsche Telekom.

Strengths

Litigation related to electronics, mechanics and pharmaceuticals.

Development potential

Wildanger is continuously growing its associate base. Whether or not this growth will suffice as regards the UPC system will depend on how well the firm masters major suits in teams with other firms, with its partner-centric approach. Compared to litigation teams in internationally merged firms, there is room to improve cooperation among the Wildanger partners.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Roland Kehrwald (“outstanding litigator”, competitor), Wolf Graf von Schwerin, Peter-Michael Weisse, Eva Geschke (“strong fighter”, competitor).

Team

6 partners, 3 associates

Practice

Exclusive litigation and advice in IP with a clear focus on patents. Renowned, yet small litigation practice in trademarks and unfair competition. Client sources: many direct contacts to German industry (Mittelstand) and patent attorneys. International clients, esp. Asian electronics manufacturers.

Clients

Saint Lawrence regarding voice transmission for smartphones; frequent litigation for BSH, LG, Actega (all public knowledge), ongoing advice to Henkel.

Location:

Düsseldorf