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Boehmert & Boehmert is a leading patent prosecution firm and has continued to increase its workload. It has detailed expertise in areas such as electronics, chemicals and biotechnology. Clients include Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and LG. Jan Krauss and Heinz Goddar are recommended.
Eisenführ Speiser’s team ‘exceeds any other German patent attorney we work with’, says one client. It has a particular focus on chemicals, software and electronics, and acts for clients such as Ball Packaging, Panasonic, Evonik, Sennheiser and Philips. It advises the latter on Asian prosecutions as well. Joachim von Oppen and Klaus Göken ‘understand clients’ businesses’ and are recommended, as is Uwe Stilkenböhmer.
Grünecker represents many clients from Europe, the US, and Asia, with the majority of instructions in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, physics, software, chemistry and biotechnology. Key clients include Xerox, Panasonic, Samsung, and Yamaha. The team includes one Spanish and one French patent attorney among its partners and maintains a presence in Paris. Hans Hilgers and Thomas Schuster are recommended.
Hoffmann Eitle opened a new office in Düsseldorf in December 2012, and attracts substantial work through its office in London. Key areas of expertise are chemicals, electronics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and food sciences. Clients include Ericsson, Seiko Epson and Mitsubishi. Leo Polz and Thorsten Bausch are well regarded.
Bardehle Pagenberg is particularly strong in technology and software matters, and has extensive experience in international work, particularly when acting for US clients. Clients include Nintendo, Apple Inc, Dell, Samsung and Adidas. Wolfgang Bublak is recommended.
Manitz, Finsterwald & Partner has one of the busiest prosecution practices in the market, with particular expertise in advising companies from the automotive and technology industry. General Motors, Sumitomo, Abus, Delphi and Magna are clients. Christian Schmidt is recommended.
Uexküll & Stolberg has a strong practice across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemicals, where the team’s clients include Monsanto and ExxonMobil. Albrecht von Menges is recommended.
Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals are key areas of expertise for Vossius & Partner, which acts for key clients including Sumitomo, 3M, Boston Scientific, LG, and Nippon Steel. Hans-Rainer Jaenichen and Alexa von Uexküll are recommended.