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Bardehle Pagenberg

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Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Milan, Munich, Paris, Verona

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation
Patent litigation - ranked: tier 2

Bardehle Pagenberg

Bardehle Pagenberg’s patent attorneys and attorneys at law have broad technical expertise with particular strength in matters concerning telecoms and mechanical and electronic engineering. Other areas of focus include software, IT and computer technology. The team, led by Johannes Heselberger, who is qualified both as an attorney at law and European patent attorney, and Tilman Müller-Stoy, advises a prominent client portfolio. Hans Wegner regularly acts for key client adidias in various patent infringement and nullity proceedings and Peter Chrocziel, who joined from *Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in February 2018, represented ST Microelectronics International in infringement proceedings at the Federal Court of Justice surrounding semiconductor patents. Other highlights include representing Intellectual Ventures in a multitude of patent infringement proceedings against prominent telecoms companies such as Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone, and acting for Nvidia in patent disputes between Broadcom and the defendants VW and Audi. Hewlett-Packard, Nintendo and Amgen are also clients. Stefan Lieck and Michael Kobler were promoted to the partnerhship in January 2018 and January 2019, respectively. Patent attorney Tobias Kaufmann is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Tilman Müller-Stoy - Bardehle Pagenberg

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Patent prosecution
Patent prosecution - ranked: tier 1

Bardehle Pagenberg

Bardehle Pagenberg ‘offers an outstanding level of advice due to the enthusiasm and excellence of its lawyers’. The ‘top’ team stands out for its ‘honest and pragmatic legal advice’ and is well versed both in the development of patent prosecution strategies and the associated enforcement of patents as well as in portfolio assessment. The firm’s range of services also include license contract matters and expertise in employee invention law. Hans Wegner, Johannes Lang,Christof Karl, who is qualified both as an attorney at law and patent attorney, and Joachim Mader head the practice, which saw promotion to partner of Axel Berger and Georg Anetsberger in January 2018 and of Patrick Daum and Benjamin Ruckert in January 2019. Highlights included acting for adidas in the registration and enforcement of patents and utility models, advising Apple and representing Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers in opposition proceedings at the EPO led by the ‘very experienced’ Johannes Heselberger. The broad coverage of sectors is visible in the firm’s client portfolio, which includes, among others, Synbias Pharma, Jaguar Land Rover, Nintendo, Qualcomm and Carl Zeiss SMS.

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Trade marks and unfair competition
Trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 2

Bardehle Pagenberg

Design law - ranked: tier 1

Bardehle Pagenberg

Bardehle Pagenberg has a balanced practice handling contentious trade mark advice and prosecution matters, and Henning Hartwig also adds deep expertise in design law. Advice on transactions and license agreements round off the firm’s services. Philipe Kutschke is advising adidas on global design registrations and represents the client in ten court proceedings against Puma relating to shoe sole technology. The group is also acting for Coca-Cola in the prosection area and in contentious matters as well as for border seizures. Practice head Claus Eckhartt is the lead partner in this matter; he has niche expertise in representing clients in product piracy proceedings. With the partner promotion of Pascal Böhner in January 2018, the team expanded its pool of partners but at the same time bolstered its expertise in domain law disputes. Other clients include Galana, Mondelēz and Nintendo.

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