This leading Düsseldorf IP boutique works exclusively with patent attorneys for technical protection rights and has one of west Germany’s most visible prosecution practices. The firm, best known in the mobile communications sector, underscored its position by raising its visibility in chemicals and pharmaceuticals disputes, where its good contacts in the Rheinland industrial sector were on display. The best-known specialty, however, is still litigation work in mobile communications suits, esp. for NPEs such as France Brevets. NPEs are eagerly awaiting the UPC to make use of pan-European injunctive relief, although the start date is still uncertain. C&F’s visibility among this client group, often in close cooperation with external lawyers, is thus a good starting point for more European work.
Litigation related to software, electronics and mobile communications.
Gottfried Schüll, Dr. Arwed Burrichter, Dr. Ralph Minderop (all patent attorneys).
22 patent attorneys
All-round activity in IP incl. trademarks and unfair competition. Strong focus on patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Nullity and opposition suits. Infringement proceedings with external lawyers.
Public knowledge: France Brevets, Nokia and KPN regarding mobile communications patents; filing for Bombardier, Deutsche Post, Fritz Egger, RWE, Schmitz Cargobull, SIG, ThyssenKrupp, Vorwerk; US pharmaceuticals company regarding SPC for blockbuster drug; Rheinland chemicals corporate regarding adhesive.