Betten & Resch – Germany 2018

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JUVE Comment

Like so many Munich patent attorney firms, with its midsized filing practice B&R is best known for its prosecution work for a strong international client base. The patent attorneys also run a renowned litigation practice with various technical specialties, incl. electronics and mobile communications patents. So it comes as no surprise that its best-known client is Google, to whom B&R mostly provides prosecution. In litigation, the patent attorneys have long been active for Nichia and always bank on good, but non-exclusive connections to selected firms like Taylor Wessing.

Strengths

Electronics, telecoms, software and medical technology patents; litigation.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Alexander Esslinger (“outstanding for telecoms and semiconductor patents”, competitor).

Team

11 patent attorneys

Practice

Much filing with technical specialties in mechanics, electronics, IT/telecoms/software and medical technology. Opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings.

Clients

Litigation: Nichia against Everlight regarding LEDs; Abbot against Medinol concerning stents. Prosecution: filing and opposition suits for Google, NEC, Nichia, NTT DoCoMo, Renesas, Witrin (all public knowledge).

Location:

Munich