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Wachenhausen & Kollegen – Germany 2020

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JUVE Comment

This small Munich patent attorney firm not only has a busy prosecution practice with a broad technical spectrum, but also a well-positioned litigation practice. Name partner Wachenhausen is especially visible. Competitors praise him as “very experienced in the courtroom”. One specialty is engineering patents, frequently on the interface with digital technology and computer sciences. Away from this, the firm is often hired for infringement proceedings in other technologies, e.g. by regular client HTC concerning mobile communications or lighting technology for smartphones. Wachenhausen  underlined its international focus with extensive work for Neovasc Tiara. For the Canadian medical technology provider the firm used its entire repertoire, from entitlement actions and nullity suits to filing and EPO oppositions. The firm has seen personnel growth, although one partner left to open his own firm because of strategic differences. Wachenhausen is filing more and more patents for Chinese companies like ZTE, which could prove a solid basis for future litigation.

Strengths

Litigation over mechanical engineering patents, often on the interface with digital technology and IT.

Recommended individuals

Marc Wachenhausen (“strategic, excellently positioned in terms of content, very experienced in the courtroom”, competitor)

Team

7 patent attorneys

Partner moves

Oliver Wenzel (to own firm)

Specialties

Patent prosecution in mechanical engineering, chemistry, electronics and IT. Infringement cases regarding electronics and medical technology with external lawyers.

Clients

Litigation: HTC (defendant) against KPN over mobile communications; HTC (defendant) against Tridonic regarding OLED patents; Innovative Memory Systems (claimant) against Micron over SSD memory cards; Madag Printing (defendant) against Illinois Tool Works over printing machines; Neovasc (defendant) against Edwards Lifescience over heart valves. Prosecution: Neovasc regarding oppositions against St. Jude, Medtronic, Boston Scientific and others over medical technology; filing and oppositions for Biolase, Crown Equipment, Gauff Telematics, Greenbox, GoPro, Guangxi Liu Gong Machinery, Joi Scientific, Neovascs, Security People, Syntace, The Crosby Group, Thule, ZTE.

Location:

Munich