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Rospatt Osten Pross

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Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Mannheim

The firm: For more than 70 years, Rospatt Osten Pross (ROP) has been a specialist in patent litigation. The firm’s offices are located in Düsseldorf and Mannheim, the leading venues for patent litigation in Europe, but it operates in all of Germany and also sides litigation with colleagues in other countries. The firm handles more than 100 patent litigation cases each year in Germany alone.

Due to the high number of cases that ROP handles, the lawyers know the judges that decide patent infringement cases as well as validity cases. ROP also knows the ‘hot topics’ and their possible solutions. The knowledge and experience is spread among all members of the firm because ROP still has a manageable size which allows for a close exchange. ROP’s clients value the efficient and focused work.

International and national companies entrust ROP with their prestige litigation cases just as well as the day-to-day contingency patent work.

Areas of practice: One focus of ROP’s work is litigation. The lawyers secure the entrepreneurial basis of clients’ businesses by defending and enforcing their IP rights or warding off attacks from competitors. ROP appears before all German and European courts, and the German and international offices for trade mark and design protection. The firm is frequently assisted in its work by independent patent attorneys. ROP’s experience with multinational trial series and its good contacts with firms in other countries enable it to provide clients with multinational strategies and concepts at short notice whenever the need arises.

Stephan von Petersdorff-Campen, partner, has worked in all fields of industrial property rights and competition law. He is a specialist in trade mark and design law. Among his longstanding clients are Promat, Thonet, Paul Green and other companies from the fashion business.

Bernward Zollner, partner, is focused on patent litigation in a variety of technical fields, in particular medical technology, mechanical engineering, computer technology, and consumer goods. Among his longstanding clients are BASF and Arcelor Mittal.

Max von Rospatt, partner, has mainly international clients who are active in the fields of mechanics, electronics and mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, chemistry and fine chemicals, digital entertainment electronics and medical engineering. He is a fierce litigator with a consequently strategic approach. Among his longstanding clients are Siemens, Unilin, Schneider Electric, Delphi and LG Electronics.

Thomas Musmann, partner, is specialised in patent and utility model law. His clients are companies with an international reputation in the field of automotive industry, chemical industry, pharmaceutics and biotechnology, medical engineering, computer technology, engineering. Among his major clients are Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, AbbVie, Biogen and Porsche.

Henrik Timmann, partner, has been strategic advisor and lead counsel in major patent infringement proceedings relating to technical fields, such as mobile telecommunications, biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, electronics, pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering and optics. He also handles antitrust matters for an internet platform. Among his longstanding clients are Samsung Electronics, Rhodia (now part of Solvay), Thomson, Heidenhain, Posco and Reuter.

Rüdiger Pansch, partner, is focused on patent litigation in the fields of engine technology, mechanical engineering and motor vehicle construction, medical engineering and process engineering. For many years he has represented Ferrari in trademark, design and product piracy matters. He combats parallel and grey imports for Almirall and Schneider Electric.

Hetti Hilge, partner, advises and represents clients from Europe, the United States and Asia in patent and utility model litigation in all technical fields, unfair competition and trade mark cases. She was part of the team that successfully defended Samsung against Apple in a major patent dispute. Among her other clients are LG Electronics in patent cases involving standards and Ferrari in trade mark matters.

  • Contacts

  • Stephan von Petersdorff-Campen

  • Dr Bernward Zollner

  • Max von Rospatt

  • Thomas Musmann

  • Dr Henrik Timmann

  • Dr Rüdiger Pansch

  • Hetti Hilge

  • Other offices

  • Mannheim

  • Number of lawyers: 12
  • at this office: 11
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Above material supplied by Rospatt Osten Pross.

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