P&P is dominated by patent attorneys and is firmly anchored among automotive clients. It has a particularly strong position in prosecution work for suppliers, including oppositions and nullity suits. The patent attorneys represented Texas Instruments as co-litigator of Audi/VW in the first German connected cars case. Classic auto technology disputes predominate, but the firm has a much greater breadth than its extensive advice to the auto industry would suggest. Consumer goods manufacturers such as Nike and electronics specialists such as Rhode & Schwarz are important clients advised by the well-positioned, midsized prosecution practice with its broad technical range.
Prosecution and litigation for automotive, engineering and electronics patents.
Jochen Sties, Thomas Kitzhofer (“both highly experienced in infringement suits”, competitor; both patent attorneys)
12 patent attorneys
IP activity with a strong focus on patents. Filing with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits. Infringement proceedings with external lawyers. Also trademarks and unfair competition.
Litigation: Texas Instruments as co-litigator of Audi/VW against Broadcom over connected cars patents; Fraport over bag-drop machines; TRW over airbags; regular litigation for Rittal, Valeo and Volvo. Prosecution: filings and oppositions for BMW, Europ. Zentralbank, Faurecia, Fraport, Nike, Rohde & Schwarz, Sartorius, Valeo, ZF/TRW.