Cohausz & Florack – Germany 2018

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JUVE Comment

The patent attorneys at this Düsseldorf IP boutique enjoy a place at the top of the market for litigation and prosecution. The practice is especially strongly positioned in mobile communications patents thanks to Schüll and manages the balancing act of advising industry-oriented NPEs and industrial companies. The firm litigated for Fundamental Innovation against Huawei and Samsung and on the industry side is active for Bel Duse and Nokia. C&F was prominently involved in the extensive pharmaceuticals proceedings before German courts. Bayer, in the proceedings concerning anticoagulant Xarelto, and Gilead (Truvada) trusted in Burrichter and his team. The 2017 Munich launch allows C&F to develop strategically and become even more appealing to international companies before the EPO. C&F is working on establishing patent attorneys for this office.

Strengths

Litigation related to software, electronics, mobile communications and pharmaceuticals.

European strategy

The nationally independent IP boutique opts not to integrate its own lawyers for patent litigation. Through intensive cooperation with numerous selected law firms like Krieger Mes or Heuking, C&F is calmly responding to greater efforts by competitors to form mixed teams. Thanks to strong NPE contacts, the firm could benefit from the UPC launch, which these clients can hardly wait for.

Recommended individuals

Gottfried Schüll, Dr. Arwed Burrichter, Dr. Ralph Minderop (all patent attorneys).

Team

24 patent attorneys

Practice

Patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings, also trademarks and unfair competition.

Clients

Litigation: Nokia and KPN concerning mobile communications (public knowledge); Fundamental Innovation against Huawei and Samsung; Bayer regarding Xarelto; Gilead regarding Truvada (both public knowledge); Exelixis concerning cancer drug Cotellic/Cobimetinib; Bel Duse regarding CAT6 network connectors; opposition suits for Genentech and Rovi/Tivo. Prosecution: Beijing BOE Technology, Deutsche Post, Innogy, Fritz Egger, Lhoist, Schmitz Cargobull, SIG, Thyssenkrupp, Vorwerk.

Location:

Düsseldorf