JUVE Patent

Maikowski & Ninnemann – Germany 2016

Rankings:

JUVE Comment

This highly recommended, pure patent attorney firm demonstrated its place among the foremost names for mobile communications suits with its involvement in an exceptional number of proceedings for its size. M&N was active in virtually all the high-profile proceedings in this sector, e.g. for Vodafone and HTC. The firm also showed its deep roots in the auto sector by litigating for Magna against Lucas Industries, but is rarely seen in pharmaceuticals proceedings. Nevertheless, M&N is one of the busiest litigation firms on the patent attorney side. Despite physics expert Dr. Wolfram Müller leaving to set up his own firm, M&N raised its headcount and relies on good ties to law firms like Hoyng ROKH Monegier and Hogan Lovells with regard to the possible UPC launch. This strategy is a tightrope walk, as both firms also have patent attorney expertise in their international networks. To cover its back, M&N banks on the outstanding litigation expertise of individual lawyers, e.g. Baumgärtel, self-sufficient patent attorney activity and strong, direct connections to technology corporates.

Strengths

Technical expertise in telecoms, semiconductors and engineering. Litigation related to telecoms.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Gunnar Baumgärtel, Prof. Dr. Felix Gross (both patent attorneys).

Team

16 patent attorneys

Practice

All-round IP activity with a strong focus on patent prosecution and broad technical expertise. Work for clients stemming predominantly from the Mittelstand ranges from filing to litigation. 30 percent international clients

Clients

Public knowledge: Apple against Ericsson; Vodafone against Intellectual Ventures; HTC against Philips and Unwired Planet (all regarding mobile communications); Magna concerning automotive patents; filing for Fresenius Kabi, Lenovo, Phoenix Contact, Takata; all-round patents activity for: Arnold & Richter, Brose, Heidenhain, Infineon.

Location:

Berlin, Leipzig, Munich