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Rankings Germany 2021

WBH Wachenhausen – Germany 2021

JUVE Comment

This small Munich patent attorney firm not only has a busy prosecution practice across a wide technical spectrum, but the patent attorneys also operate a growing litigation practice. Marc Wachenhausen was prominent in several mobile communications and medical technology cases. A further specialty lies in electronics patents. WBH demonstrated its broad technical setup in the work for regular client HTC involving mobile communications, as well as lighting technology for smartphones. For its prestigious medical technology client Neovasc Tiara, WBH has been providing the full range of its services for years, from entitlement actions and nullity suits to filing and EPO oppositions.

Wachenhausen himself is no longer the sole representative of this technical breadth, as WBH has set a new strategic course in the last two years. After a partner left in 2019 due to strategic differences, two patent attorneys joined the partnership. One of these, Thorsten Haslinde, is extremely visible in medical technology suits.

Strengths

Litigation over electronics, mobile communications and medical device patents. Patent prosecution across a broad technical field.

Recommended individuals

Thorsten Haslinde (“very present and experienced in EPO oppositions to medical technology patents”, competitor), Marc Wachenhausen (“competent, quick and very client-oriented”, client)

Team

7 patent attorneys

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 (settled); Neovasc (defendant) against Edwards Lifesciences over heart valves; MB Print (defendant) against Schneider over sealing technology. Prosecution: Neovasc regarding oppositions against Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, St. Jude and others over medical technology; International Edge (claimant) against Blue Gentain in opposition over stretchable hose; filing and oppositions for Aveva Group, Biolase, Crown Equipment, Gauff Telematics, Greenbox, GoPro, Guangxi Liu Gong Machinery, Neovasc, Security People, Syntace, The Crosby Group, Thule, ZF Friedrichshafen, ZTE.

Location

Munich