This Hamburg IP boutique respected in patents specializes much more than other patent attorney firms on litigation related to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Clients here included agricultural corporate Monsanto. In litigation, the patent attorneys work in cooperation with external lawyers. The firm is also very active for petroleum corporates, incl. portfolio advice. U&S responded to the loss of two experienced partners with technical expertise in electronics and mobile communications patents to Bird & Bird by hiring two younger patent attorneys from competitors to carry on this work.
Patent litigation with a technical focus on pharmaceuticals, biotech and chemicals.
Albrecht von Menges, Peter Franck, Dr. Ulrich-Maria Gross, Dr. Heinz-Peter Muth (“outstanding preparation”, competitor; all patent attorneys).
18 patent attorneys
All-round IP practice focusing on patent prosecution with broad technical expertise. Frequent litigation, often with external litigators. Also trademarks and unfair competition. Predominantly international clients.
Public knowledge: ongoing filing and opposition suits for: Black & Decker, W. R. Grace, Chr. Hansen, Ivoclar, KRKA, Monsanto; Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical on opposition suits; filing for Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Presspart, Qiagen.