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Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB

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Number of partners: 31
Number of lawyers: 83
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Taiwanese, Turkish

Firm Overview:
VOSSIUS & PARTNER is a partnership of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law with offices in Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Basel. The firm was established in Munich in 1961, and today it is one of Europe’s leading intellectual property (IP) firms with clients from all over the world.

The firm focusses on high-end advice for innovative companies concerning all aspects of the protection of IP rights. Areas of expertise extend to all fields of IP (patents, trademarks, copyrights, design rights, SPCs etc.), as well as licensing, unfair competition law, pharmaceutical law (e.g. approvals), media law as well as IT and data protection law. Due to a global network of colleagues abroad, particularly in North America, Asia and Europe, VOSSIUS & PARTNER is in a position to offer comprehensive legal counselling also in cross-border matters taking into account all aspects of international IP law.

As a full-service IP firm, VOSSIUS & PARTNER offers its clients the technological and scientific know-how of experienced patent attorneys in combination with the knowledge and competence of highly specialised attorneys-at-law. Based on decades of experience, the firm offers a comprehensive range of services covering the prosecution and administration of IP rights as well as IP litigation and enforcement. Against this background, clients can expect premium legal services during all stages involving IP rights.

Main Areas of Practice:

Biology & Biotechnology:
7 partners; in total 27 German, European, Swiss and US patent attorneys
■ In this still developing field of science, VOSSIUS & PARTNER has been an influencer and worldwide leader from the very beginning. Due to the different technical specialisations of its attorneys the firm is able to cover all aspects of biotechnology, biochemistry, biophysics, bio- IT, e-health, pharmacology and neighbouring technical fields. Members of the firm’s chemistry or physics and engineering department form teams in cases where a broader technical background is required
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Chemistry & Pharmacology:
7 partners; in total 16 German, European, Japanese and Korean patent attorneys
■ Based on the firm’s historical development, this field is one of the fundamental cornerstones of VOSSIUS & PARTNER. Clients range from large multinational corporations to small and medium-sized entities. The speciality areas include polymer chemistry, organometallic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry as well as metallurgy. Where appropriate, joint teams with the other technical fields of VOSSIUS & PARTNER are created to span the often complex inventions of clients
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Physics, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, IT:
8 partners; in total 16 German, European and Korean patent attorneys
■ The physics and engineering department of VOSSIUS & PARTNER has gained extensive expertise over the years in handling patent opposition proceedings and in many cases in relation with patent infringement litigation. Therefore, the technical department, still being renowned for its outstanding prosecution practice, has seen an extensive increase over the past year in being engaged in multinational patent litigation and related patent revocation cases, primarily in the field of electronics and medical technology
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Trademarks, Designs, Copyright & Unfair Competition:
4 partners; in total 9 attorneys-at-law
■ All legal matters in the fields of trademarks, designs, copyright and unfair competition law are handled by the attorneys and paralegals of VOSSIUS & PARTNER’s trademark and design department. The highly specialised attorneys-at-law provide strategic legal advice in all aspects relating to the prosecution of trademarks and designs. In addition, they have long-standing experience in representing clients in all kinds of enforcement, in particular in trademark, design and copyright litigation, on a national and multinational scale. The firm’s lawyers frequently represent clients in proceedings before the GPTO, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Federal Patent Court and the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as well as before German civil courts dealing with infringement matters
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Patent Disputes & Litigation:
5 partners; in total 14 attorneys-at-law
■ The lawyers of VOSSIUS & PARTNER specialise in patent litigation counsel clients in joint teams with the patent attorneys of the firm in patent disputes in all fields of natural science and technology. They develop attack and defence strategies and coordinate the collection of evidence in Germany and abroad. National and multinational companies are represented by experienced attorneys who deploy their long-lasting know-how and court experience before the civil courts throughout Germany as well as before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO)
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Asia Desk:
■ For Asian clients and for clients doing business in Asia, VOSSIUS & PARTNER provides specialised teams of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, some of which are Chinese, Japanese or Korean nationals, to address specific legal issues as well as language requirements
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