JUVE Patent

Boehmert & Boehmert – Germany 2017

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JUVE Comment

B&B is among the leading firms for patents. The already very active filing practice got a boost in engineering with a patent attorney who brought connections to medical products company Lohmann & Rauscher and dairy company Müller. This new hire also widens the litigation practice, as he conducts infringement proceedings for regular clients. This is in line with firm strategy: B&B provides litigation with its mixed teams, often for German or internationally operating Mittelstand companies. Examples include an intensive dispute in the currently litigious packaging industry for Sprick and litigation coordination in the US for 3S Smart Software Solutions regarding control software.

Strengths

Patent prosecution with renowned technical specialties in electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotech. Litigation related to pharmaceuticals.

European strategy

With its mixed teams in Munich and Paris, the firm is well positioned for the UPC, and will be even more so if it consistently drives expansion in Düsseldorf. Depending on how Brexit negotiations go, a presence in London could be interesting for a firm like B&B with its strong pharmaceuticals specialty.

Recommended individuals

Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Dr. Jan Krauss, Christian Appelt, Dr. Thomas Bittner, Dr. Markus Engelhard, Dr. Stefan Schohe, Dr. Karl-Heinz Metten (all patent attorneys).

Team

56 patent attorneys, 5 lawyers

Practice

All-round IP activity, incl. trademarks and unfair competition and copyrights. Patent law centers on patent prosecution: large filing practice with broad technical expertise; opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings. Nine German offices and three international offices.

Clients

Solvay regarding biodiesel production; US litigation for 3S Smart Software Solutions concerning control software; Sprick regarding packaging dispenser; Aeritas concerning mobile check-in; Bates Australia regarding riding saddle; Joyetech regarding e-cigarettes; Beauty Union concerning global patent strategy; JVC Kenwood regarding DVDs and video software; filing for: Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Immatics, Rittal, AiCuris.

Location:

Munich