JUVE Patent

Gulde & Partner – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

This respected IP firm in Berlin can look back over a strong year in litigation work. Not only is G&P frequently seen on the side of ZTE, it was also involved in a central decision regarding the interpretation of the ECJ rules concerning SEP suits, in work for Haier against Sisvel before Düsseldorf Patent Court (Patentgericht). In these proceedings, G&P impressed the market with the visibility of its mixed team, made up of its own patent attorneys and lawyers. In other proceedings, the patent attorneys attracted much attention on the side of external lawyers. The firm’s basis for successful development in the new European patent system is still its well-balanced prosecution and litigation work, as well as traditionally strong ties to Asia. G&P has its own office in Beijing and has now launched in Yokohama, as well as employing Korean patent attorneys.

Strengths

Patent prosecution and litigation related to electronics and telecoms patents. Strong presence among Asian companies.

Recommended individuals

Jürgen Hengelhaupt.

Team

18 patent attorneys, 3 lawyers

Practice

All-round IP activity with a strong focus on patents. Frequent patent prosecution with specialist expertise in chemicals and pharmaceuticals as well as physics and electronics/IT. Nullity suits and infringement proceedings.

Clients

Haier against Sisvel regarding mobile communications standards; infringement and nullity suits for ZTE (e.g. against Optis). Patent prosecution and litigation for Fontem Ventures; patent prosecution for Bundesdruckerei, Robert Bosch, Coty, Samsung, Siemens, Volkswagen.

Location:

Berlin