JUVE Patent

Weickmann & Weickmann – Germany 2020

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JUVE Comment

This Munich patent attorney firm is known for its involvement in infringement proceedings over electronics and mechanics patents. The patent attorneys conduct these in cooperation with external lawyers, e.g. from Klaka. Probably the best-known litigation instruction is still in the field of mechanics. For years, the firm has litigated time and again for Sram concerning innovative bicycle components. A dispute over special dowels for Fischerwerke shows that the patent attorneys generally tackle complex subject matters for Mittelstand companies strong in the technological sectors. Litigation in chemicals, biotech and pharma patents differs considerably from this: the patent attorneys conduct fewer infringement proceedings but are extremely active in EPO oppositions and nullity suits, e.g. for a French pharma corporation and Bayer. Wolfgang Weiß has a very good reputation for this. The firm is also battling fiercely for a tobacco corporation against e-cigarette patents of various competitors.

Strengths

Patent prosecution in a broad technical field. Litigation regarding patents in mechanical engineering.

Recommended individuals

Volker Jordan (“very good work”, client), Wolfgang Weiß (“very good in biotech and pharma patents”, competitor; both patent attorneys)

Team

26 patent attorneys

Specialties

IP activity focuses on patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Nullity and opposition suits. Infringement proceedings with external lawyers. Trademarks and soft IP through its own lawyers.

Clients

Litigation: Fischerwerke (defendant) against Ejot over special wall plug; Sram (both claimant and defendant) in various cases against Shimano over bicycle components; Fränkische Industrial Pipers (defendant) against ABB over pipe connection; H.S.A. Hair Styling Application (as co-defendant of dm Drogeriemarkt) against IP Full Asset over hair product; Oberlap (claimant) regularly over sport and outdoor equipment; TCI (defendant) against Philips over LEDs; Max-Planck-Gesellschaft against opposition from Sirna over treatment of hATTR amyloidosis; regular litigation for Bayer (public knowledge); oppositions and nullity proceedings for French pharmaceuticals corporation; regular oppositions for Biopharm, Honeywell, Interglarion, Novellis; oppositions for tobacco corporations on e-cigarettes. Prosecution: for Amistec, Apogenix, Heidelberg Pharma, Hoffmann-La Roche, Honda, Jungheinrich, Nike, Novelis, Sanofi-Aventis, manufacturer of eye-tracking systems.

Location:

Munich