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What the team is known for Particularly well known for work on patent prosecution matters, acting for clients from a range of fields, including electrical and mechanical engineering, life sciences and technology. Also represents clients in the full range of patent litigation matters, including infringement and nullity proceedings. Further areas covered include trade mark applications, unfair competition and copyright law. Additionally equipped to assist with the protection of design rights. Advises on employee inventions, licensing and product piracy.
Strengths Market sources consider the firm to be a "well-known IP boutique" and add that "theyhave specialists and do a great job."
Another interviewee adds: "They are incredibly efficient and knowledgeable."
Heinz Goddar remains a standout figure in the patent prosecution sphere. Interviewees highlight Goddar's depth of knowledge, with one source saying: "I know more about patent litigation law just through knowing him."
Steffen Schmidt assists clients with opposition proceedings before the German and European courts, as well as with the prosecution of patent applications.