DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Prinz & Partner

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Regularly advises clients on broad patent strategy and portfolio management, particularly the drafting and filing of both domestic and international patent applications, as well as freedom-to-operate studies. Represents clients in opposition proceedings. Also assists clients with anti-piracy measures. Advises on inventor compensation schemes. Acts for clients from the automotive industry, as well as from the technology sector.

Notable practitioners

Jochen Sties regularly advises clients in the automotive supply industry on patent applications and opposition proceedings. He assists with utility model applications.

Thomas Kitzhofer regularly acts on patent prosecution as well as opposition proceedings for clients in the mechanical engineering and manufacturing industries. One client says: "He has a fast perception, communicates on your level and tries to find a solution for everybody."

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Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


Jochen Sties
Band 4
Thomas Kitzhofer
Band 5