The Munich patent attorney firm has long stood out for its intensive work for Samsung as defendant in infringement cases. The patent attorneys are currently battling a number of NPEs (e.g. Fipa) on behalf of the Korean company, always at the side of external lawyers. On the whole, Z&P has a very active prosecution practice covering a wide range of technolgies. The patent attorneys are also active in nullity suits. In line with the firm’s overall strategy, the patent attorneys are active in litigation beyond the mobile phone sector, for example for a US concern regarding wind energy, for Saint-Gobain concerning painting technology and for Metronic in an opposition over stents.
Litigation in telecoms and electronics patents.
Joel Nägerl (“brilliant mind, convincing arguments”, competitor), Gerd Zimmermann
26 patent attorneys
Patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings.
Litigation: Samsung against Fipa over mobile communications; Saint-Gobain against 3M over painting technology; Tele Tan over online banking (all public knowledge). Prosecution: US concern on opposition against over energy technology; Metronic against competitor on opposition over stents for widening blood vessels; filings for ABB, Applied Materials, DynaEnergetics, GE Wind, Medtronic, Quark Pharmaceuticals, Saint-Gobain, SKL, Xilinx.