Hoffmann Eitle

Intellectual Property Department

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Foreign desks 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. Clients highlight that the team has "high-level proficiency with the Japanese language and Japanese law and is able to explain matters from a Japanese point of view."Key contacts at the firm for Japanese matters include Dirk Schüßler-Langeheine and Clemens Steins.

Notable practitioners

Clemens Tobias Steins is based in Germany and regularly assists Japanese telecommunications clients with German infringement and nullity proceedings, particularly concerning standard-essential patents.

Joseph Taormino represents pharmaceutical companies as defendants in patent infringement cases. Market commentators report that he is "very good and knowledgeable, especially in the field of new pharmaceuticals, and is a pleasure to work with."

Market commentators describe Peter Klusmann as "very renowned and visible" and as "a very smart guy who is very capable."Interviewees highlight his experience handling matters in the pharmaceutical and engineering sectors.

Thorsten Bausch advises clients from the life sciences sector on patent infringement cases and objections to patents. Market sources report that he has "enormous knowledge of patent interpretation and novel ideas, and is creative to an enormous degree."