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Rankings Germany 2021

Dompatent von Kreisler Selting Werner – Germany 2021

JUVE Comment

Dompatent is well positioned in the market as the patent attorneys have an excellent reputation for filing chemicals and pharma patents. The firm recently saw growth in its core field of chemicals and appointed a partner.

The patent attorneys also litigate very often in this segment. Becton Dickinson, Bio-Rad and B. Braun Melsungen are among the clients who rely on their technical expertise. Kingfa entrusted the patent attorneys, working with lawyers from Arnold Ruess, with a central lawsuit against BASF involving polymer patents.

The patent attorneys have also carved out a strong reputation for mobile communications and, in particular, SEP proceedings. They built up this expertise in recent years by representing Asus in several proceedings against Philips as far as the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof). Litigation for Uniloc against Apple is also ongoing. The team litigated for a Chinese mobile communications manufacturer, bringing its well-oiled cooperation with Taylor Wessing’s Düsseldorf office into play.

But compared to the market-leading patent attorney teams, such as Samson & Partner or Maikowski & Ninnemann, Dompatent could not position itself in the really large cases over mobile communications and connected cars patents. The strong relationship with Xiaomi from intensive prosecution work offers an excellent foundation for more litigation work in the future. Many Chinese mobile communications companies are currently being sued in Germany. The fact that the firm recently appointed a Chinese native speaker, who is certified as a lawyer in Germany, to partner could help.

Strengths

Strong litigation team and also patent prosecution related to pharmaceuticals, biotech and chemicals.

Recommended individuals

Hans-Peter Jönsson (“good advice”, client), Jörg Helbing (“highly competent technically, excellent support in patent infringement cases, extensive experience in EPO proceedings”, competitor), Jochen Hilleringmann, Christoph Schreiber (“outstanding knowledge in biotech and very good international connections”, competitor; all patent attorneys)

Team

19 patent attorneys

Specialties

All-round IP activity specialising in patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Opposition and nullity suits. Infringement proceedings with external lawyers, trademarks and unfair competition with the firm’s own lawyers. China desk.

Clients

Litigation: Asus (defendant) against Philips over mobile communications; Uniloc against Apple over mobile communications; Kingfa (claimant) against BASF over polymer patents; life sciences company in nullity case over diagnostics. Prosecution: filing for 3D Systems, ADM Archer Daniels Midland, Asahi Kasei, Becton Dickinson, Behr-Hella, Bio-Rad, B. Braun Melsungen, Chemische Fabrik Kreussler, China Academy of Telecommunications Technology, Covestro, Deutsche Post, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Edgewell, Elmos Semiconductor, Fischbach, Gebr. Willach, Grillo Werke, Hamm, Henkel, HP Pelzer, Hyundai Mobis, Inficon, Knauf, Leybold, Lubrizol, Monsanto/Bayer CropScience, Nanogate, RWTH Aachen, Tsubakimoto Chain, Vita Zahnfabrik, Wirtgen, Xiaomi Mobile; filing and oppositions for Bio-Rad, Kingfa (all public knowledge).

Location

Cologne