This leading firm in patents has a strong filing practice and is also very active in litigation with its mixed teams, e.g. extensive proceedings for a software company concerning industrial control. Growth in Düsseldorf, esp. with litigators, could further improve the firm’s position in national litigation work. From this office, B&B targets Mittelstand companies in the Rhein-Ruhr region. Strategic expansion of the Berlin office also offers potential, given the relatively low amount of regional competition. Overall, the firm is well set for the UPC launch with its mixed teams in Munich and Paris.
Patent prosecution with renowned technical specialties in electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotech. Litigation related to pharmaceuticals.
Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Dr. Jan Krauss (“in-depth expertise”, competitor), Christian Appelt, Dr. Thomas Bittner, Dr. Markus Engelhard, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Langfinger, Dr. Stefan Schohe, Dr. Karl-Heinz Metten (all patent attorneys).
48 patent attorneys, 4 lawyers
All-round IP activity, incl. trademarks and unfair competition and copyrights. Patent law centers on patent prosecution: large filing practice with broad technical expertise; opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings. Nine German offices and three international offices.
Aeritas against British Airways concerning mobile check-in; MedTech Development against Stryker concerning medical products; Solvay regarding plastics production; Joyetech concerning e-cigarettes; Beauty Union on global patent strategy; JVC Kenwood regarding DVDs and video software; filing for: Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Immatics, Rittal, AiCuris; software company regarding industrial control.