JUVE Patent

Linklaters – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

Last year, this firm primarily driven by transactions welcomed a well-known litigator from DLA Piper in the shape of Schönbohm to expand the practice, which is respected for patent litigation. The firm has since added two more associates to the small team and is focusing on advice to pharmaceuticals companies in this startup phase. The partner already enjoyed a strong reputation in this sector before joining Linklaters. Other sectors, esp. mobile communications, currently only play a side role. The young German team thus reflects the strengths of the well-positioned patents teams in London and Paris, to a certain degree.

Strengths

Pharmaceuticals litigation.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Julia Schönbohm.

Team

1 partner, 3 associates

Practice

Strong focus on patent litigation with a specialty in the life sciences sector. Close cooperation with the dispute resolution team. Also licenses, contracts and transactions. Renowned litigation teams in London and Paris.

Clients

Epcos regarding valve control; Bayer regarding MaterialScience spinoff; cross-border advice to pharmaceuticals corporate concerning cholesterol drug; pharmaceuticals corporate on employee invention law.

Location:

Frankfurt