JUVE Patent

CMS Hasche Sigle – Germany 2018

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JUVE Comment

Traditionally, this litigation practice chiefly represents German Mittelstand companies in infringement proceedings before German courts. But CMS also stepped up cross-border work, where it is benefiting from its ties to other patents teams from the CMS network – an important step for a promising position at the UPC. One prime example is advice to an Israeli household products manufacturer, for whom the German litigators worked with the German Olswang patent attorneys for the first time since the merger of CMS Cameron McKenna and Olswang in London. Because of the strong focus on the auto supply industry and the development of technology towards e-mobility, the team is branching into advice related to telecoms, for instance in connection with electronic control and navigation. CMS also boasts a traditional strength in the medical technology and pharmaceuticals sector, where the patents team advises regular client Bayer and some other notable names.

Strengths

Litigation with a broad technical spectrum.

European strategy

The CMS network is represented in all the key UPC venues, but with widely differing visibility in patents. The German patents teams are actively working on driving internal integration. Cooperation between the German CMS patents team and the Olswang patent attorneys in Munich shows how the Olswang and CMS Cameron McKenna merger in London is impacting on the German market.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Matthias Eck.

Team

8 partners, 23 associates

Practice

Large IP group focusing on trademarks and unfair competition. In technical protection rights, mainly litigation and

advice on R&D cooperation and licences. Strong focus on the biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical products and mechanics sectors. Advice on the interface with antitrust.

Clients

Litigation: Israeli household products manufacturer on infringement proceedings and nullity suits; kettle manufacturer concerning tea maker; mobile communications company regarding SEP; Syngenta Participations concerning pesticide; Kienle & Spiess regarding wind turbines; Cooper Standart on global patent strategy and litigation; frequent activity for Acon Laboratories, Erbe, Elmos Semiconductors, Fein, Leifheit, Roche Diagnostics, Bayer, Stanley Black & Decker, Trumpf.

Location:

Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Hamburg