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Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation | Europe

Germany

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. Bird & Bird
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    Bird & Bird
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 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
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    Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 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 on 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
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    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is an outstanding patent litigation practice that is widely perceived as a go-to for high-stake 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.
  4. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. ARNOLD RUESS
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    ARNOLD RUESS
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 2 | 10 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. It also frequently acts on anti-anti-suit injunctions. 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
    2023 | 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.
  3. Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner
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    Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 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 and is well known for its expertise in SEP litigation. 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 is particularly popular with clients from the USA and Asia.
  4. Krieger Mes & Graf von der Groeben
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 2
  5. Rospatt Osten Pross
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 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
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 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
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Taylor Wessing boasts notable activity in patent litigation, representing clients in infringement 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
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Grünecker
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    Grünecker
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Grünecker stands out as an extremely well-resourced IP firm with a first-rate reputation for patent prosecution. It also represents clients from the technology and life sciences sectors in patent infringement litigation. The law firm's scope of expertise also extends to soft IP, representing clients in trade mark prosecution as well as infringement disputes. It further assists clients with counterfeiting issues, also advising on unfair competition matters, design enforcement and injunction proceedings. Grünecker is particularly popular with clients from the TMT, fashion and automotive sectors.
  2. Preu Bohlig & Partner
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    Preu Bohlig & Partner
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Preu Bohlig is well known for expertise in patent litigation, regularly acting for clients from the technology, manufacturing and life sciences sectors. It represents clients in patent infringement and parallel validity proceedings and further advises on employee invention disputes. The law firm is active for both claimants and defendants. Additionally, Preu Bohlig advises pharmaceutical clients on patent questions relating to market launches of new products.
  3. Eisenführ Speiser
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 4
  4. Hoffmann Eitle
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 4
  5. Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
    Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    2023 | Band 4