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Hoffmann Eitle

Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 4GermanyEurope 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

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.

Strengths

"Hoffmann Eitle is a top firm, among the best in Germany," enthuses a market commentator.

One client appreciates Hoffmann Eitle's "professionalism, good contact, easy communication and good reputation," adding: "I am more than happy, it's a very reliable partnership and they provide broad competence to match our different needs."

Work highlights

Defended Novo Nordisk in a patent opposition appeal filed by Sanofi-Aventis.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Taormino has experience in patent opposition and appeal proceedings, particularly acting for clients in the pharmaceutical sector.

Leo Polz is a patent attorney specialising in the life sciences space. He assists clients with applications and management of their patent portfolios.

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.

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Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


Joseph Taormino
Band 3
Leo Polz
Band 5
Peter Klusmann
Band 2
Thorsten Bausch
Band 1