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Europe Germany Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

Intellectual Property covers advisory work and disputes related to patent, copyright and trademarks. Litigation concerning trade secrets also features. This section ranks those firms and individuals offering specialist advice on patents, including representation in patent litigation.

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Band 1
  1. Hogan Lovells International LLP
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    Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 1 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 and unfair competition claims, including preliminary injunction proceedings. Hogan Lovells often acts on patent infringement cases, including defending clients against non-practising entities. The team is popular with clients from the technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries.
  2. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
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    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is 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. Expertise also extends to standard-essential patent licensing. The team is popular with clients from the automotive and technology industries.
  3. Bird & Bird
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. ARNOLD RUESS
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    ARNOLD RUESS
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    ARNOLD RUESS offers a strong practice in the areas of patent and design infringement. The team's expertise extends to unfair competition claims in licensing and advertising. The law firm acts for clients from the TMT industry, including notable standard-essential patent litigation cases, having further expertise in FRAND advice. ARNOLD RUESS is also adept at assisting clients from the life sciences sector with second medical use claims and biosimilar litigation.
  2. BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
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    BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 15 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, healthcare and engineering 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 drink industry, also advising on the management of global trade mark portfolios. BARDEHLE's expertise also encompasses design rights and design filing strategy.
  3. Rospatt Osten Pross
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    Rospatt Osten Pross
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | 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 on enforcement actions against non-practising entities and generic competitors. It also assists clients with standard-essential patent cases and utility model infringement cases.
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    Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Wildanger is an esteemed IP boutique with an excellent reputation for patent litigation. The law firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in domestic and international patent infringement and nullification proceedings. The team has additional expertise in utility model and employee invention law, also assisting clients with the protection of trade secrets. The firm's client roster comprises large and medium-sized enterprises from the technology, pharmaceutical and engineering industries. It's particularly popular with clients from the USA and Asia.
  5. Krieger Mes & Graf von der Groeben
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  6. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Freshfields is prominent in high-profile patent litigation cases 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 team is 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.
  2. Klaka Rechtsanwälte
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    Klaka Rechtsanwälte
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Klaka regularly handles disputes concerning trade marks, including trade mark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings, as well as unfair competition cases and protected designation of origin matters. The law firm showcases extensive experience in patent infringement cases, as well as opposition, nullity and compensation proceedings. It further demonstrates particular expertise in standard-essential patent and FRAND cases. Klaka represents a roster of longstanding clients in numerous sectors, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and automotive.
  3. Taylor Wessing
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    Taylor Wessing
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Taylor Wessing boasts notable activity in patent litigation, representing clients in infringement, preliminary injunction and nullity cases in the life sciences, telecommunications and technology sectors. The law firm additionally acts for clients on a range of trade mark litigation, including disputes concerning customs seizures and trade mark enforcement. It also advises on unfair competition and advertising matters, as well as assisting clients with portfolio management.
  4. Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Gleiss Lutz
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    Gleiss Lutz
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Gleiss Lutz offers strength across the full spectrum of IP, frequently representing both claimants and defendants in trade mark and patent infringement cases, including those concerning colour marks. The law firm assists with enforcements, nullity actions and oppositions, additionally advising on transactional IP and utility models. The team is also well versed in counterfeiting cases, advertising and branding disputes.
  2. Preu Bohlig & Partner
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    Preu Bohlig & Partner
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Preu Bohlig is well known for expertise in patent litigation, regularly acting for clients from the technology and manufacturing sectors. It represents clients in patent infringement and parallel validity proceedings and further advises on employee invention disputes. The law firm assists with licence negotiations and trade secrets matters, providing additional support in FRAND-related matters.
  3. Eisenführ Speiser
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  4. Grünecker
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  5. Hoffmann Eitle
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  6. Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4