JUVE Patent

Noerr – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

This Munich team, respected for its patent litigation work, remains very visible in mobile communications suits, such as the class action for TLI against various mobile communications manufacturers, or for Synchronicity in one of the first NPE suits in Germany against various auto manufacturers. The action for MedTech involving medical technology showcases the team’s technical breadth. That said, Noerr is positioned as a firm for NPE suits more distinctively than competitors. This is not changed by the fact that the team also litigates for a Noerr-typical industrial client base. Though this setup is ideal for gaining a stronger profile in the market, it is also a high-risk dual strategy, but Noerr’s current success proves this is the right move, esp. as the cooperation with the patent attorneys at Bosch Jehle in NPE suits is unfolding its full economic scope. This puts Noerr in a strong position for the possible UPC launch: it is appealing to NPEs, and thus their law firms.

Strengths

Mobile communications litigation for NPEs.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Ralph Nack.

Team

2 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 4 associates

Practice

All-round IP activity with a clear focus on patent litigation. Specialties in contract drafting, licenses, strategic advice and transactions. Close cooperation with Bosch Jehle patent attorneys.

Clients

Rembrandt IP concerning mobile communications; Synchronicity concerning emergency call system for cars; TLI Communications regarding image storage method; Packet Intelligence regarding patent for data security; MedTech concerning medical technology; Bridgestone regarding tire pressure monitoring systems.

Location:

Munich