Intellectual Property Department

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Notable practitioners

Claus Eckhartt advises clients on trade mark and unfair competition matters, often assisting clients from the consumer products industry with portfolio management. He also acts for clients on domain name disputes. He represents clients in infringement and enforcement proceedings.

Hans Wegner advises clients from the technology sector on patent prosecutions before the German and European authorities. He also assists clients with patent opposition proceedings.

Jochen Pagenberg has long-standing experience of contentious patent cases, with a particular focus on enforcement. He has notable expertise in the biotechnology, electronics and software sectors.

Interviewees describe Johannes Heselberger as an "excellent lawyer, who is very experienced and has a good courtroom presence." He frequently represents clients from the software and medical technology industries in patent infringement cases. Heselberger also assists clients with nullity proceedings.

Johannes Lang is popular with clients from the technology and telecommunications industries for advice on patent prosecution at both European and German level. He also represents clients in patent opposition cases and is registered as a qualified IP practitioner in France.

Peter Chrocziel joined the firm in February 2018 and is described as a "brilliant mind" by market commentators. He assists clients from the technology, automotive and pharmaceutical industries with the enforcement of IP rights.

Tilman Müller-Stoy advises clients on patent infringement and nullity proceedings. Clients appreciate that he is "very practical, very clear in his advice and develops a strategy for the entire litigation project." He also acts for defendants in infringement cases. He has a particular focus on the telecommunications and technology sectors.

Udo Altenburg has considerable experience advising clients from the medical technology and engineering industries on patent prosecution matters before the European Patent Office.