JUVE Patent

Baker & McKenzie – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

The respected patents team of this international firm is developing steadily, despite the uncertainty surrounding the UPC. This was shown by the slight expansion at associate level, but moreover by the appointment of Herr, the firm’s most visible litigator, to equity partner. He is often praised for his technical/legal dual qualification. The team is highly visible in Munich because of the many proceedings conducted for the predominantly Mittelstand client base. B&M also advises a list of international corporates from the chemicals and pharmaceuticals sector, incl. Becton Dickinson.

Strengths

Litigation with technical and legal expertise. Arbitration.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Dr. Jochen Herr (“competent coordination of cases”, client).

Team

2 equity partners, 6 associates

Practice

IP work focuses more on trademarks and unfair competition than technical protection rights. From Munich, many official proceedings, infringement and nullity suits. In Frankfurt, patents-related arbitration, transactions, R&D and licensing contracts. Technical specialties in chemicals, electronics and mechanics patents.

Clients

Frequent litigation for Osram (public knowledge), ITT Corp., Rehau, RealID; Pelikan regarding ink cartridges, Becton Dickinson regarding medical products.

Location:

Munich, Frankfurt