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Witte Weller & Partner – Germany 2015

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JUVE Comment

This patent attorney firm in Stuttgart is respected for its patent filing practice. Unlike other Swabian firms, WW&P is esp. active for large corporates, such as Boeing, Sony and Carl Zeiss. The firm opts for organic growth; it takes a strategic approach to training and advances patent attorneys to the partnership, though it did not appoint any partners this year. The team, which is consistent in quality terms, also conducts litigation with external lawyers.

Strengths

Patent prosecution in electronics, mechanics, biotech and chemicals. Litigation.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Hajo Otten, Christian Steil, Dr. Volker Heuckeroth (“quick and competent”, competitor; all patent attorneys).

Team

18 patent attorneys

Practice

Exclusive activity in IP, 80% of which is in patents. Filing practice with strong focus on mechanics and electronics. Opposition and nullity suits, infringement proceedings with external lawyers. Many clients stem from the German Mittelstand, also some international corporates.

Clients

Public knowledge: filing for Sony, C&E Fein, Boeing, Carl Zeiss, Karl Storz, Getrag, Tübingen University.

Location:

Stuttgart