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Kather Augenstein – Germany 2017

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JUVE Comment

This highly recommended IP boutique is an established player among the Düsseldorf patent litigation specialists two years after launching. KA is often hired for mobile communications proceedings, e.g. by Ericsson and now HTC again. The spinoff brought the advantage of fewer internal conflicts, for instance in the healthcare sector, where it is now working for a growing number of pharmaceuticals companies alongside the medical product manufacturers among regular clients, like Boston Scientific. The boutique also provides much litigation and strategic advice to international industrial clients and German Mittelstand companies from a range of sectors.

Strengths

Litigation, esp. mobile communications.

European strategy

The small, flexible Düsseldorf outfit nurtures close contacts among similarly positioned and structured litigation firms in other UPC jurisdictions, among them Powell Gilbert and Veron. The goal will be to consolidate these, as other German competitors also work in cooperation with these firms.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Peter Kather (“clients are in the very best hands with him”, client), Dr. Christof Augenstein.

Team

5 partners, 6 associates, 2 of counsel

Practice

Exclusively litigation and advice in IP with a clear focus on patents.

Clients

Infringement proceedings for Ericsson, BASF, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, HTC, Schott, Otto Bock Healthcare, MAN Trucks & Bus, Agraferm, Knorr-Bremse Nutzfahrzeuge, Dematic, Manroland, KDS, K&F Baumaschinen und Factoring.

Location:

Düsseldorf