Arnold Ruess is on the way up to the summit. Hardly any of last year’s important patent infringement proceedings took place without the firm. Arnold Ruess has demonstrated that numerous clients can entrust the firm with their important litigation concerning mobile phone and pharmaceutical patents. The team around Cordula Schumacher is not only involved in the proceedings for Nokia vs. Daimler on connected cars – a case that will shape the future of the market – it is also fighting for Sisvel against Haier at the Federal Court of Justice in the lead proceedings for FRAND licensing. No less impressive is the presence of the Düsseldorf IP boutique in the vital areas of pharmaceutical litigation. It is representing Sanofi in a dispute over compulsory licences and Hexal in a dispute over second medical use.
Following some departures at counsel and associate level last year, the boutique responded well and was able to grow faster than many had expected. Today, more lawyers are on the team than ever before and collaboration between teams is more intense. This has come not a minute too soon. It was vital to be able to handle so many clients at such a high level.