This Hamburg IP boutique’s respected patents team chiefly specializes in providing litigation and advice to clients from the pharmaceuticals, biotech and chemicals sector. U&S frequently litigates for medical technology manufacturer Ivoclar and agriculture corporate Monsanto. In litigation, the patent attorneys always work with external lawyers. The move of two experienced partners with technical expertise in electronics and mobile communications patents to Bird & Bird meant the loss of connections to clients Black & Decker and Nokia, which weakened the firm’s visibility in electronics patents markedly.
Patent litigation with a technical focus on pharmaceuticals, biotech and chemicals.
Albrecht von Menges, Peter Franck, Dr. Ulrich-Maria Gross, Dr. Heinz-Peter Muth.
16 patent attorneys
All-round IP practice focusing on patent prosecution with broad technical expertise. Frequent litigation, often with external litigators. Also trademarks and unfair competition. Predominantly international clients.
Public knowledge: ongoing filing and opposition suits for: W. R. Grace, Chr. Hansen, Ivoclar, Krka, Monsanto; Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical in opposition suits; filing for Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, ExxonMobil, Presspart, Qiagen.