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Global Germany Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

The Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Germany.

Rankings overview for Departments

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Band 3
  1. Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte
    Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte 7 Years Ranked
  2. Taylor Wessing
  3. Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP 4 Years Ranked
  2. Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
    Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB 9 Years Ranked
  3. Eisenführ Speiser
  4. Grünecker
  5. Hoffmann Eitle
  6. Klaka Rechtsanwälte
  7. Krieger Mes & Graf von der Groeben
  8. Preu Bohlig & Partner

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Bird & Bird
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    Bird & Bird
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Bird & Bird has an outstanding reputation in the field of patent litigation, with a strong track record of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in infringement and nullity proceedings. The law firm is a strong choice for clients from the TMT and life sciences industries. It demonstrates additional experience in trade mark and unfair competition litigation, including injunction proceedings, frequently acting for clients from the media and automotive sectors. The team also assists clients with the management of international trade mark portfolios.
  2. Hogan Lovells International LLP
    1
    Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells is an acclaimed market leader in intellectual property, advising on high-profile patent, trade mark and unfair competition issues. The law firm acts on global infringement proceedings and brand name disputes, additionally managing trade mark and brand portfolios. It also handles copyright disputes, anti-counterfeiting issues and unfair competition claims, including preliminary injunction proceedings. Hogan Lovells often acts in patent infringement cases, including defending clients against non-practising entities. The team is popular with clients from the technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries.
  3. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
    1
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER has an outstanding patent litigation practice that is widely perceived as a go-to for high-stakes disputes in the telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. The law firm represents clients in cross-border patent infringement and nullity proceedings, additionally offering a strong advisory practice, assisting clients with employee inventions. Its expertise also extends to standard-essential patent licensing. The team further demonstrates prowess in trade mark matters, entering the rankings after demonstrating significant activity in the area. The lawyers frequently provide unfair competition advice and assist with trade mark portfolio management and litigation.
  4. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
    2
    BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    BARDEHLE PAGENBERG boasts a broad-based IP practice with thriving teams in both the patent and trade mark arenas. The law firm regularly handles large-scale patent and utility model infringements, and validity and opposition proceedings, particularly for clients from the TMT and automotive industries. The team assists clients with patent prosecution and opposition at both German and European levels. It additionally covers contentious trade mark and unfair competition matters, as well as trade mark prosecution for clients from the food and drinks industry, also advising on the management of global trade mark portfolios. BARDEHLE's expertise also encompasses design rights and design filing strategy.
  2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    2
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Freshfields rises in the rankings thanks to its prominence in high-profile patent litigation and increasing market support. The team is active in the technology, telecommunications and life sciences sectors, representing leading multinationals in cross-border infringement, parallel entitlement and enforcement proceedings. The law firm frequently handles standard-essential patent disputes. Its lawyers are additionally well versed in contentious matters in the areas of trade mark and unfair competition, as well as advertising disputes. Freshfields also offers expertise in the IP aspects of large-scale transactions, including restructurings.
  3. Rospatt Osten Pross
    2
    Rospatt Osten Pross
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Rospatt Osten Pross regularly represents defendants in patent infringement cases. The well-regarded IP boutique handles high-profile proceedings for a roster of prestigious clients from the technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. The law firm is regularly instructed by international companies to act in enforcement actions against non-practising entities and generic competitors. It also assists clients with standard-essential patent cases and utility model infringement cases.
  4. ARNOLD RUESS
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte
    3
    Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Kather Augenstein demonstrates strength in handling complex infringement cases, acting for clients from the technology, life sciences and telecommunications industries. The IP boutique acts in nullity actions, validity proceedings and international parallel proceedings, also assisting clients with FRAND licensing issues. The law firm further advises on distribution issues and related injunctions. It attracts particular attention for its cross-border capabilities, being popular with clients from the USA and Japan.
  2. Taylor Wessing
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 3
  3. Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper LLP
    4
    DLA Piper LLP
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper enters the rankings following increased activity in patent litigation. The law firm is well known for handling disputes in the technology sector, and further represents clients from the automotive and consumer products fields. It also advises on nullity and enforcement actions.
  2. Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
    4
    Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Vossius & Partner is a well-reputed IP firm that houses extensive patent prosecution and litigation expertise. It regularly represents notable clients from the life sciences, food and beverage, and technology industries and has a number of clients from East Asia. The law firm assists with patent applications and patent portfolio management. Vossius represents companies in opposition proceedings and nullity actions as well as patent infringement proceedings, additionally acting on FRAND and standard-essential patent issues. Furthermore, the law firm possesses expertise in the soft IP sphere, entering the rankings following an increase in activity. It particularly focuses on contentious proceedings, covering trade marks, copyright, unfair competition and design issues.
  3. Eisenführ Speiser
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4
  4. Grünecker
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4
  5. Hoffmann Eitle
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4
  6. Klaka Rechtsanwälte
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4
  7. Krieger Mes & Graf von der Groeben
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4
  8. Preu Bohlig & Partner
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2024 | Band 4