This mixed IP boutique focuses largely on litigation and enjoys a strong market position for both EPO suits and nullity and infringement proceedings. While name partner Frank Peterreins is mainly known for litigation for Boston Scientific concerning medical technology, Thomas Adam has a good name for cases relating to technology, especially mobile communications patents. Here, the firm appears primarily on the side of NPEs. These two specialties somewhat obscure the fact that the partners litigate within a broad technical spectrum, in line with the patent attorneys’ busy filing practice. They were recently active for Ivantis concerning eye implants, for Hanhwa Q-Cells concerning solar technology and for BorgWarner regarding camshaft adjusters. Due to the high litigation workload the firm was able to recruit a lawyer experienced in mobile communications suits and antitrust from Simmons & Simmons.
Frank Peterreins, Jan-Malte Schley, Thomas Adam
8 patent attorneys, 4 lawyers (one of whom is dual qualified)
Besides trademarks and unfair competition, IP activity centres on patent prosecution and litigation. Contract drafting, licences and strategic advice.
Litigation: Boston Scientific (both claimant and defendant) regarding EPO oppositions over heart valves, stents and other medical devices; Hanhwa Q-Cells (claimant) in EPO proceedings over solar technology against Jinko, Longi and REC; Insulet (claimant) against competitors over insulin pumps; Ivantis (defendant) against Glaukos over eye implants; also Actebis as co-defendant of Conrad Electronic against Seoul Semiconductor over LEDs, BorgWarner (both claimant and defendant) against Schaeffler over camshaft displacer; Datascape (claimant) against Deezer over audio streaming; Innovative Foundry Technologies (claimant) against VW, Ford over infotainment module in cars; BIC Violex (claimant) against MTC GmbH over razors (both settled 2019); regularly for Bose. Prosecution: filing and oppositions for Bic Violex, Bose, BorgWarner, Crane Payment Innovations, Dolby, Insulet, iRobot, WiTricity; oppositions for Boston Scientific, Roche Diabetes Care. Advice: Juul on freedom to operate concerning e-cigarettes.