With a large team in Hamburg, this patent attorney firm is among the strong filing practices in north Germany. It has two smaller but well-established offices in Munich and Stuttgart. Glawe’s work is based on many traditional Mittelstand connections. The patent attorneys have stepped up litigation in recent years – initially in opposition and nullity suits, and now in infringement proceedings. Keussen is emerging as the main force here, with frequent work for Carl Zeiss, e.g. the high-profile proceedings against Nikon. He is also a renowned UPC expert. Other patent attorneys defended a Chinese mobile communications manufacturer against NPE suits. Glawe has yet to reach the high case numbers of Maikowski & Ninnemann or Cohausz & Florack. To do so it will need to deepen its mixed approach more quickly.
Patent prosecution and litigation related to electronics, mechanics, engineering, automotive and software.
Glawe is a national prosecution firm first and foremost. But it hopes to capitalize on the chances offered by the UPC system and has a renowned expert on the new court in Keussen. But Glawe will have to deepen its mixed approach. This process has been rather sluggish so far.
Dr. Christof Keussen, Markus Hössle.
13 patent attorneys, 2 lawyers
All-round IP activity. Two thirds of the practice is patent law with strong patent prosecution activity within a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings by patent attorneys, predominantly with external lawyers.
Litigation: Carl Zeiss/ASML against Nikon regarding chip production machines; Carl Zeiss Sports Optics regarding special telescopes; Chinese electronics manufacturer concerning mobile communications patents. Prosecution: filing for E.on, Link Group, Lufthansa Technik, JVC Kenwood, Magna, NEC, Sanyo and Senvion.
Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart