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ARNOLD RUESS

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 5GermanyEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

ARNOLD RUESS offers a strong practice in the areas of patent and design infringement. The team's expertise extends to unfair competition claims in licensing and advertising. The law firm acts for clients from the TMT industry, including notable standard-essential patent litigation cases, having further expertise in FRAND advice. ARNOLD RUESS is also adept at assisting clients from the life sciences sector with second medical use claims and biosimilar litigation.

Strengths

Clients attest that "ARNOLD RUESS has a well-honed ability to bring about necessary cross-border support and advice."

Another client adds: "The team has deep competence in SEP cases and the ability to create new jurisprudence by choosing effective strategies in complex cases."

Work highlights

Represented Nokia in the enforcement of ten standard-essential patent against Daimler and several interveners.

Notable practitioners

Bernhard Arnold brings to bear solid experience assisting clients with patent infringement cases and enforcement of IP rights proceedings. His client base includes companies from the technology and pharmaceutical industries. One client comments on Arnold's commercial sense, stating: "Bernhard is a businessman as much as he is an excellent attorney."

Cordula Schumacher rises in the rankings due to impressive recognition for her patent expertise, particularly within the pharmaceutical sector. An interviewee states: "She is one of the most visible figures in German patent litigation and much deserves the attention she gets for her work. She knows where and when to put the foot down in the best interest of the client."

Peter Ruess focuses his practice on trade mark and unfair competition topics. He acts on unfair advertising claims, copyright violation proceedings and trade mark portfolio management issues.

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Overview

Our team of dedicated specialists has worked on a multitude of cases, including several groundbreaking decisions which have been widely reported. Our patent litigation experience includes the following highlights:

  • Representing a leading pharmaceutical corporation in patent litigation in Germany
    and coordinating proceedings with 15 other countries. Our global network
     enables us to provide a one-stop-shop solution with IP specialists
    individually hand-picked for our every client’s unique needs;   
  • Shaping FRAND case law by, among other things, obtaining the first two FRAND
    judgments from the German Federal Court of Justice following the
    decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Huawei v ZTE (Sisvel/Haier); we contributed to shaping the courts’ awareness of hold-out tactics by only purportedly willing licensees; 
  • Being the tip of the spear in the ‘connected car wars’ by representing a
    global telecommunications client in multiple trial and appeals court
    cases including a CJEU referral against a global car manufacturer; we
    gained in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry, its self-image and
     common negotiation tactics of car original equipment manufacturers and
    suppliers;
  • Levelling the international playing field by obtaining the first-ever German anti-anti suit injunction (AASI) against  an attempted foreign anti-suit injunction; this AASI, which was copied in several other jurisdictions within a couple of months


Intellectual Property

ARNOLD RUESS

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Location

Königsallee 59 a

Düsseldorf

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

D-40215

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation


Bernhard Arnold
Band 3
Cordula Schumacher
Band 2

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition


Peter Ruess
Band 5