JUVE Patent

Prinz & Partner – Germany 2019

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JUVE Comment

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.

Strengths

Prosecution and litigation for automotive, engineering and electronics patents.

Recommended individuals

Jochen Sties, Thomas Kitzhofer (“both highly experienced in infringement suits”, competitor; both patent attorneys)

Team

12 patent attorneys

Specialties

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.

Clients

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.

Location:

Munich, Hamburg