This Munich IP boutique is a leading name in patents and has enjoyed stability from day one, thanks to a base of very loyal clients, most of whom are advised on an all-round basis incl. patent filing and patent litigation. The practice is characterized by close cooperation between the patent attorneys and lawyers. This year saw a rise in the strong filing activity for regular clients like Fresenius and Faun. The team stepped up efforts to acquire Japanese and Chinese clients for the upcoming UPC. The main coup came from the very small litigation team with its work for regular client Telefónica/E-Plus as one of the main defendants against NPE Intellectual Ventures. This also highlighted, however, how the litigation team will only be able to manage another case of this magnitude and complexity with more lawyers.
Patent prosecution with technical expertise in engineering and mechanics. Litigation with mixed teams.
Dr. Dieter Laufhütte.
9 patent attorneys, 2 lawyers
All-round IP activity. Patents activity centers on patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings.
Public knowledge: Telefónica/E-Plus against Intellectual Ventures regarding mobile communications; Liebherr concerning refrigerators and filing; much filing for Fresenius Medical Care, Ford, Mazda and Faun.