For many years, this Munich IP boutique and leading name in patents has followed a successful mixed approach. The patent attorneys operate a small but strong prosecution practice, which files many patents at the German Patent and Trademark Office, incl. a large number of priority patents for its primarily German clients. Because regular clients are securing more and more international markets, the proportion of patents filed at the EPO is also on the rise. Besides activity for innovative Mittelstand companies, work for some international corporates is very visible, particularly the work of the very small, yet highly experienced litigation team. The lawyers frequently make an appearance in major proceedings, for instance when regular client Telefónica/E-Plus is taken to court in mobile communications suits.
Patent prosecution with technical expertise in engineering and mechanics. Litigation with mixed teams.
With its tried-and-tested mixed approach, the firm has already dealt with one of the tasks necessary if it is to represent its clients at the UPC. LSG is currently forging stronger alliances with a French and British firm as, unlike competitors Bardehle and Grünecke, it is foregoing its own international offices.
Dr. Dieter Laufhütte.
: 11 patent attorneys, 2 lawyers
All-round IP activity with a strong practice in trademarks and unfair competition. Patents activity centers on patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings.
Public knowledge: Telefónica/E-Plus against Intellectual Ventures concerning mobile communications; Liebherr regarding refrigerators and filing; much filing for Fresenius Medical Care, Ford, Faun, Mazda and Pöttinger Landtechnik.