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Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

One of the leading Düsseldorf patent litigation firms. Wildanger was visible with its numerous renowned partners in some of the year’s highest profile series of proceedings for SLC, in addition to a large number of smaller cases. For the NPE, the firm won a much-observed ruling concerning licensing under FRAND conditions on the side of patent attorneys from Bosch Jehle. The team not only litigates for NPEs, but is active above all for industrial companies like Henkel, S3 Mariner and BSH, within a broad technical spectrum. Wildanger underlined its dynamic staffing development by appointing a partner, but will have to grow further if it hopes to tackle more suits on the scale of the SLC work, e.g. in the UPC system. As a small outfit, however, the firm can brace itself for the UPC launch flexibly and cost-efficiently, which means the Brexit vote hardly affects it at all. Nevertheless, it will need more solid partnerships for European litigation work, as other German law firms also have strong ties to the litigation firms Wildanger currently cooperates with informally.

Strengths

Litigation related to electronics, mechanics and pharmaceuticals.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Roland Kehrwald (“very strong in legal briefs and verbal negotiations”, competitor), Wolf Graf von Schwerin, Peter-Michael Weisse (“outstanding technical understanding”, competitor), Eva Geschke.

Team

7 partners, 3 associates

Practice

Exclusive litigation and advice in IP with a clear focus on patents. Small litigation practice in trademarks and unfair competition.

Clients

Public knowledge: Saint Lawrence (SLC) regarding voice transmission for Smartphones; frequent litigation for BSH, LG, Actega. S3 Mariner against Maytronics regarding swimming pool cleaning robot; Henkel concerning dehumidifier; Actega regarding seals.

Location:

Düsseldorf