JUVE Patent

Witte Weller & Partner – Germany 2018

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JUVE Comment

The patents team at this mixed Stuttgart firm is best known for prosecution work and praised by competitors as being “highly competent and reliable”. The outfit is far more visible for international corporates than others in the region. Besides regular clients Sony, Boeing and Qiagen, a number of US companies trust in WWP. The firm also often litigates for its clients, e.g. for Sony in the nullity suit over a digital book against an NPE. In infringement proceedings, the patent attorneys often operate on the side of large law firms with strong roots in southwest Germany.

Strengths

Patent prosecution in electronics, mechanics, biotech and chemicals. Litigation.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Hajo Otten, Christian Steil, Dr. Volker Heuckeroth (all patent attorneys).

Team

18 patent attorneys

Practice

Exclusive activity in IP, 80 percent of which is in patents. Filing practice with strong focus on mechanics and electronics. Opposition and nullity suits, infringement proceedings.

Clients

Litigation: Sony against NPE regarding digital book; Prolupin against Lupino regarding food. Prosecution: filing for Boeing, Qiagen, ZTE, Cooper Standard, Recaro, Amcor, Saturn Licensing, Mitsubishi Electric, Karl Storz.

Location:

Stuttgart