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Gulde & Partner – Germany 2017

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JUVE Comment

This respected Berlin IP firm can look back on an exceptional year, for its litigation work in particular. For Haier, the firm is currently helping to shape the German FRAND case law in the SEP mobile communications suits against Sisvel before the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht). It is notable how Gulde is conducting these proceedings in a mixed team with its own lawyers. The firm’s expertise in the FRAND issue also gave rise to further mobile communications suits, incl. for ZTE on the patent attorney side. In addition, the Berlin practice boasts excellent ties in Asia, where it has its own offices in Beijing and Yokohama, as well as with authoritative German litigation firms, which Gulde frequently works with in major disputes. This should make Gulde a candidate for proceedings before the UPC – at least on the patent attorney side. The strong progress is a result of the good balance between prosecution and litigation work.

Strengths

Patent prosecution and litigation related to electronics and telecoms patents. Strong presence among Asian companies.

Recommended individuals

Jürgen Hengelhaupt.

Team

18 patent attorneys, 3 lawyers

Practice

All-round IP activity with a strong focus on patents. Frequent patent prosecution with specialist expertise in chemicals and pharmaceuticals as well as physics and electronics/IT. Nullity suits and infringement proceedings.

Clients

Haier against Sisvel regarding mobile communications standards; ZTE in infringement proceedings and nullity suits. Patent prosecution and litigation for Fontem Ventures; patent prosecution for Audi, Bundesdruckerei, Robert Bosch, Coty, German Auto Labs, Samsung, Siemens, Volkswagen.

Location:

Berlin