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Bosch Jehle – Germany 2020

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JUVE Comment

The patent attorneys at this well-positioned Munich IP firm enjoy an excellent reputation for litigation involving mobile communications patents, largely due to work for SEP holders. Advice to NPEs on campaigns traditionally plays a central role here. But the firm is moving away from this more and more, to bring its know-how in mobile communications patents into play for industrial clients, e.g. VoiceAgeEVS. For the developer of voice codecs software for mobile communications, Bosch Jehle is conducting a large series of proceedings with lawyers from Wildanger. Ending the cooperation with Noerr’s patent litigation team at the beginning of 2020 was an outward sign of the strategic change. The joint representation of NPEs led to a host of conflicts, e.g. in connected cars suits. Despite renowned expertise in SEP and FRAND aspects, Bosch Jehle is not visible here at present. The renowned filing activity for industrial clients and excellent ties to US clients are the basis for the departure from NPE work. The firm can develop more litigation from this in the future. Prosecution clients include traditional manufacturing companies like Algeier or Britax Römer, as well as chip manufacturer Broadcom.

Strengths

Semiconductor and software patents, litigation involving mobile communications.

European strategy

With its medium size and expertise in mobile communications, the firm operates as an independent outfit. On the other hand, Bosch Jehle is also an attractive candidate for a merger with British or US firms looking to enter the German market.

Recommended individuals

Matthias Bosch (“makes skilled use of his extensive experience in litigation”, competitor), Thomas Hell (“extremely bright lawyer”, competitor)

Team

9 patent attorneys

Specialties

Patent prosecution specialising in mechanics and IT/telecoms. Much litigation work, in close cooperation with external litigators.

Clients

VoiceAgeEVS (claimant) over speech coding for mobile devices; Maxell (claimant) against Huawei and Apple over video coding and interfaces for multimedia; WiLan (claimant) against Sony over LTE patents; Rembrandt (claimant) against Apple over communication systems; Lavazza (claimant) against competitor over hot drink vending machines; Qioptiq (claimant) against Dürr over dental cameras. Prosecution: Filing for Amazon, Algeier, Britax Römer, Broadcom, Enevate, Lavazza.

Location:

Munich