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Rospatt Osten Pross

PO BOX 110935, 40509 DÜSSELDORF, EMANUEL-LEUTZE-STRAßE 11, 40547 DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY
Tel:
Work +49 211 5772 450
Fax:
Fax +49 211 5772 4555
Email:
Web:
www.rospatt.de
Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Mannheim

Thomas Musmann

Tel:
Work +49 211 5772450
Email:
Web:
www.rospatt.de
Rospatt Osten Pross

Work Department

Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, Copyrights; Unfair Competition; Pharmaceutical Regulatory; Product Liability.

Position

In litigation, Thomas Musmann, partner, works principally in the field of patent and utility model law. He appears for and advises companies with an international reputation in the automotive industry and their suppliers, the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, medical engineering, computer technology, entertainment electronics and electrical engineering. In addition, he also supports numerous clients from SMEs, especially in the field of mechanical engineering and medical technology. He regularly works together with patent law specialists from different countries. In multinational cases, he has developed some highly regarded offensive and defensive strategies. His experience extends not only to the enforcement of industrial property rights, but also to the evaluation of the restrictions that competition and anti-trust law can impose on the proprietor of an intellectual property right in some cases. He appears before all the German patent courts and take part in proceedings before the German Patent Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office. In addition to the main focus of his work in the field of patent law, he also deals with cases involving the law of unfair competition and trade mark and registered design law. Apart from litigation, his work principally involves drafting licence agreements. He lectures regularly on patent law.

Languages

German, English.

Member

AIPPI; DAJV; GRUR; LES; VPP.

Education

Universities of Cologne and Saarbrücken; internship, Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf (Regional Court of Appeal); law firms in San Francisco and Cologne; called to the bar: 1995.


Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Patent litigation

Rospatt Osten Pross is considered one of the ‘leading firms in patent litigation’ and impresses with ‘a very high-service level’. The team’s versatile expertise is not only reflected in its client portfolio, which includes CSL Behring, Siemens and Samsung Electronics among others, but also in recent highlight matters: Thomas Musmann, who is known for his ‘professionalism and very good goal orientation’, defended BP in infringement proceedings brought by Swedish Biofuels concerning patents on ES and E10 fuel mixtures and the ‘creative’ Max von Rospatt represented Illumina in several proceedings in the area of non-invasive prenatal trisonomy diagnostics. Henrik Timmann acted for Rhodia Chimie in proceedings brought against Neo Chemicals concerning three patents on catalysing raw materials. Hetti Hilge is also recommended.

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