Hoffmann Eitle posesses a deep bench of IP specialists benefiting from market-leading patent prosecution capabilities. The team is highly popular with clients from the life sciences industry, particularly clients based in Japan and the USA, frequently handling international patent portfolios. The law firm assists clients with nullity actions and revocation proceedings. Its expertise also extends to patent litigation, acting for both claimants and defendants.
The firm has several Japanese-speaking lawyers who assist clients with standard-essential patent cases and advise Japanese companies on patent infringement and nullity actions. Key contacts at the firm for Japanese matters include Dirk Schüßler-Langeheine and Clemens Steins.
Leo Polz is a patent attorney specialising in the life sciences space. He assists clients with applications and management of their patent portfolios.
Joseph Taormino has experience in patent opposition and appeal proceedings, particularly acting for clients in the pharmaceutical sector.
Peter Klusmann is a well-recognised practitioner in the intellectual property space. He often acts for clients from the chemistry and biotechnology sectors.
Thorsten Bausch is lauded for his work in patent policies by market commentators who say that "his contributions are brilliant." He boasts extensive experience in patent prosecutions within the life sciences space.