JUVE Patent

Manitz Finsterwald & Partner – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

This recommended IP firm in Munich displayed its filing strength as usual. The firm is traditionally an extremely active filer of patents at the German Patent and Trademark Office, largely because of its connection to General Motors. The patent attorneys are also active at the EPO, with a broad technical spectrum. In litigation, they are chiefly seen in opposition suits before the EPO as well as nullity suits. In infringement proceedings, only individual partners are noted for their expertise in suits involving auto patents. The firm’s many Mittelstand clients rarely go before the courts.

Strengths

Patent prosecution with technical expertise in the auto sector.

Team

21 patent attorneys

Practice

IP activity with a strong focus on patent prosecution and technical expertise in mechanics and physics. Also chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics and telecoms. Opposition and nullity suits. Less frequently, infringement proceedings with external litigators.

Clients

Public knowledge: much filing (incl. opposition and nullity suits) for Abus, Delphi, General Motors, Pfeiffer Vakuum, Sulzer Group, Sumitomo.

Location:

Munich