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The firm

Prüfer & Partner was founded in 1972 by patent attorney Lutz H. Prüfer. A successful generation change took place in the years 1998 to 2002, when Prüfer & Partner was taken over by patent attorneys Dr. Dorothea Hofer, Jürgen Feldmeier and Dr. Andreas Oser. Since then, it has fast developed into an internationally oriented law firm with more than 100 employees. 2015 and 2016, by the accession of lawyer Andreas Jacob and patent attorney Dr. Friedrich Emmerling, the law firm was able to expand significantly its already existing expertise in patent litigation and legal services. Prüfer & Partner is a highly respected IP-specialized law firm with an established worldwide network. It has a strong and carefully selected community of patent attorneys, lawyers and technical specialists and is efficiently supporting their clients on all issues relating to intellectual property rights protection, and also defends and enforces the IP rights of their clients in court.

Areas of practice

Prüfer & Partner is an IP Boutique offering all services related to Intellectual Property. Prüfer & Partner has started its practice mainly in the prosecution field and expanded its technical expertise from physics to mechanical and electrical engineering to chemistry, life science, and medical engineering. In addition, a significant trademark portfolio was overseen, as well as designs and utility models.

Within the last decade, Prüfer & Partner expanded its expertise in both patent and trademark litigation. Dorothea Hofer and Jürgen Feldmeier have consulted their client brother industries in a complex patent battle regarding ink cartridges for several years. Dr. Emmerling and his team is the leading patent attorney group for Huawei in huge patent battles with NME's for many years, and Dr. Oser supports Novartis in their litigation actions. Andreas Jacob is active in both patent and trademark actions before the Courts in Germany, but also supports his clients in international disputes, above all in China related cases. Also other attorneys of the firm like e.g. Alexander Lehmann or Dr. Christian Einsel do regularly patent actions both on active and passive side. Besides, Marion Ziliox is active for French and Japanese clients in Customs actions at the borders of the European Union. Hence, Prüfer & Partner has established over the years a lively IP expertise in the entire IP field.

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