JUVE Patent

Eisenführ Speiser – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

The basis of the huge success of this leading firm in patents is its broad prosecution work for a strong Mittelstand client base, incl. litigation before the patent offices. Eisenführ continuously builds on these foundations, for instance taking on the entire portfolio of Werner & Merz. The mixed litigation practice is also gaining momentum, partly because the patent attorneys and lawyers are now working together consistently. Although Eisenführ has long had a reputation as a firm for NPE suits owing to its litigation for Sisvel, industrial clients are by no means put off from entrusting it with major disputes. This was evidenced by extensive international proceedings for regular client Enercon, as well as the excellent connection to Philips, for whom Eisenführ is currently in action with mixed teams in a multitude of proceedings involving mobile communications patents. This makes the firm thoroughly competitive at international level, also with regard to the upcoming UPC system.

Strengths

Patent prosecution and litigation in chemicals, electronics, mobile communications and renewable energies. Litigation for NPEs.

Recommended individuals

Rainer Böhm; patent attorneys: Jochen Ehlers, Klaus Göken, Joachim von Oppen.

Team

30 patent attorneys, 5 lawyers

Practice

All-round activity in IP with a clear focus on patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits, infringement proceedings and arbitration. Advice on transactions, licenses and assessment of protection rights.

Clients

Public knowledge: Philips regarding mobile communications; Patentpool RedOne regarding storage media. Sisvel concerning mobile communications standards; Enercon regarding wind turbines (incl. arbitration in India); Arcument concerning screw system; extensive activity for BASF, Centirion, CeWe trust, Nordson Sennheiser, Panasonic, Evonik.

Location:

Bremen