The respected IP practice of Bartenbach in Cologne remains the authority for employee invention law, on which it advises many major international names. CBH is increasingly seen in proceedings (esp. rei vindicatio actions for auto manufacturers) before Düsseldorf Patent Court (Patentgericht) or called on for second opinions. Despite stepping up litigation work, CBH is not yet as visible as the strong Düsseldorf boutiques.
Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach, Jens Kunzmann, Dr. Martin Quodbach.
2 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 2 associates
In IP, advice and litigation in trademarks and unfair competition and technical protection rights to an equal degree. Strong focus on employee invention law. Licenses and R&D contracts.
Frequent advice to Bayer on patents and invention law; frequent advice to Ford and Siemens on invention law; Eberspächer, laminate and mobile communications manufacturers on infringement proceedings.