Hoffmann Eitle possesses 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 and patent opposition proceedings. The law firm also assists clients with nullity actions and revocation proceedings. Its expertise also extends to patent litigation, acting for both claimants and defendants.
"They have a a good breadth of staff from junior associates to senior partners and patent attorneys to litigators."
"The team's strengths are a deep bench of knowledge in various technologies and a strong understanding of the differences in patentable scope in the US, Japan and China."
"The law firm shows flexibility in assisting with worldwide filing strategy."
"The administrative team at Hoffmann Eitle is capable of handling any non-EU filings as well as EU country-specific matters."
Hoffmann Eitle defended Ablynx in a patent opposition claim filed by GSK.
Thorsten Bausch boasts extensive experience in patent prosecutions within the life sciences space. He also frequently represents clients before the EPO. "Thorsten is the patent attorney litigator everyone wants on their team. He has oceans of experience, good judgement and knowledge all wrapped up in a superb package that is a pleasure to work with."
Peter Klusmann is a well-recognised practitioner in the intellectual property space. He often acts for clients from the chemistry and biotechnology sectors.
Joseph Taormino has experience in patent opposition and appeal proceedings with a particular focus on the biotechnology sector.