Bardehle Pagenberg > Munich, Germany > Firm Profile

Bardehle Pagenberg
PRINZREGENTENPLATZ 7
81675 MÜNCHEN
Germany

Intellectual property > Patent litigation Tier 1

IP boutique Bardehle Pagenberg fields a mixed team of patent lawyers and attorneys-at-law and is well versed in parallel nullity and infringement proceedings. The extensive opposition practice, especially before the EPO, complements the team’s forensic expertise. Core industries include the automotive, pharmaceuticals and telecoms sectors, with additional experience in the electronics, software and the medical technology sectors. Johannes Lang, Christof Karl, Joachim Mader and Tobias Kaufmann head the team. Patrick Heckeler (inventions related to IT as well as mechanics, electrical engineering and telecoms) made partner in January 2021.Bardehle Pagenberg combines the expertise of both patent lawyers and attorneys-at-law, which makes the firm particularly suitable for parallel infringement and validity proceedings. The antitrust law specialists in the team also make the IP boutique a good choice for FRAND mandates. Particular sector focuses are on the automotive, telecoms, electronics and software industries, whereas the advice to clients from the pharmaceutical sector is a growth area. With offices in Munich and Düsseldorf, Paris and Barcelona as well as a network of internationally established law firms, the group is well equipped for national and international mandates. The dually qualified Johannes Heselberger and Tilman Müller-Stoy form the leading duo. In July 2020, Alexander Haertel from Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte joined the team. Anna Giedke, whose areas of expertise include chip and IT patents, made partner in January 2021.

Testimonials

Bardehle Pagenberg is our law firm of choice for complex patent litigation in Germany. They navigate us confidently through infringement and nullity proceedings conducted in Germany and combine their experience before the judiciary with an in-depth understanding of our business and our technologies.’

I really appreciate that Bardehle has both lawyers and patent attorneys on the team.’

Key clients

Amgen

AusBio Laboratories

BMW

Cisco Systems Inc.

Daiichi Sankyo

Dell

DWS

Emerson

Emporia

Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc.

Intellectual Ventures

Microsoft

Micron

Nintendo

Ranpak

Robert Bosch

Rogers Corporation

Schöck Bauteile GmbH

TomTom

Topseat

10x Genomics Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Nintendo in proceedings before the District Court of Mannheim and parallel nullity proceedings against Avago for infringement of patents relating to a graphics chip in the Nintendo Switch.

Testimonials

The Bardehle legal team provides excellent support for clients in litigation. The lawyers have in-depth legal knowledge paired with the ability to quickly and comprehensively familiarize themselves with new technical contexts, so that these can then be dealt with very competently in litigation.

Tilman Müller-Stoy is a very experienced lawyer specializing in IP proceedings across Germany and internationally, who acts very effectively and convincingly in every field of technology. In the process, he gets to the heart of the essential facts in a very understandable way and develops an exemplary power of persuasion and efficiency.

Key clients

Amgen

AusBio Laboratories

AirFrance/KLM

BMW

Cathay Pacific

Cisco Systems Inc.

Daiichi Sankyo

Dell

DWS

Emerson

Emporia

Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc.

Intellectual Ventures

Juno Therapeutics GmbH

Microsoft

Micron

Nintendo

Ranpak

Robert Bosch

Rogers Corporation

Sana Biotechnology Inc.

Schöck Bauteile GmbH

TomTom

10x Genomics Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Amgen as a plaintiff against Sanofi & Regeneron before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf in the pharmaceuticals sector as part of multi-jurisdictional proceedings, and also representing Amgen as a defendant against Sanofi & Regeneron before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice in compulsory license proceedings.
  • Representation of BMW against Broadcom / Avago before the District Court of Mannheim and the District Court of Hamburg on ten patents in the field of infotainment systems in cars, as well as several parallel nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court.
  • Representing Microsoft in numerous patent infringement proceedings since 2011, including applications on tablet computers, cloud systems and patents for controlling digital content.

Intellectual property > Patent prosecution Tier 1

Bardehle Pagenberg impresses with in-depth experience in the management of highly international mandates, both in portfolio development and management as well as in contentious proceedings. The boutique, based in Munich, Düsseldorf, Paris and Barcelona, offers one of the largest and most experienced combined patent law and attorney-at-law teams in Germany, evident in several parallel proceedings before the patent offices, the Federal Patent Court and the civil courts. Traditionally, the sector focuses cover the automotive, electronics, telecoms and software industries, with frequent instructions from large international clients, especially the US and Japan, but also DAX corporations, German medium-sized companies and startups. Other key industries are the sports article, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals and medical technology sectors. Deputy managing partner Johannes Lang, who focuses on contentious proceedings, Christof Karl (computer hardware and software), Joachim Mader (process engineering and mechanical engineering) and Tobias Kaufmann (electrical engineering, IT, medical technology) head the patent lawyer team. IT specialist Patrick Heckeler in Munich made partner in January 2021. Bastian Best set up law firm BESTPATENT in May 2021. The firm also offers tailored legal tech solutions via its IT department as well as an in-house graphic designer.

Testimonials

‘Very good cooperation, you feel like an equal team partner in the joint discussions.’

‘Development of very good strategies. Opportunities are created where you don’t see any anymore. Excellent commitment.’

The Bardehle PA team meets the highest professional standards in terms of communication, quality of work results and speed/punctuality of work. The client’s business is understood deeply and the client is advised accordingly in a pragmatic and solution-oriented manner.

As a physicist, Georg Anetsberger has a very deep understanding of various aspects of medical technology.

Key clients

adidas AG

Apple Inc.

Aptiv

AusBio Laboratories

Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH

Dropbox Inc.

EJOT

Emerson

Ficosa

FICO CABLES LDA

Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH

Hyster Yale group

Johnson Matthey

Kverneland Group

Livinguard

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Nintendo

Qualcomm

Samsung Electronics

Signode

Wago Kontakttechnik GmbH

Work highlights

  • Exclusive extensive EP, DE and PCT filing activities for adidas AG in the field of sports and materials technology as well as representation in opposition and nullity proceedings before the EPA, the DPMA and the BPatG as part of the long-term support of the entire EP and DE portfolio, including Advice on employee invention rights and FTO analysis and research.
  • Extensive and ongoing EP, DE and PCT filing activities for Apple Inc. in the field of computer technology and IT as well as representation in opposition and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the DPMA and the BPatG; long-term management of a sub-portfolio.
  • Extensive ongoing EP, DE and PCT filing activities for Qualcomm in Telecoms (SEPs); long-term support of a sub-portfolio as well as advice on employee invention law, cooperation agreements and SEP strategies.  

Intellectual property > Trade marks

Munich-based IP boutique Bardehle Pagenberg comprehensively advises on soft IP matters. The trade mark practice demonstrates strengths both in portfolio development and management as well as in contentious authorities and court proceedings. Design law constitutes another focus area, where the team has experience in the fashion, furniture and medical technology sectors, with the firm’s own graphic designer underlining the importance of the practice. The service offering further includes border seizure procedures, licensing agreements and clearing and contractual advice in the merchandising space. The group also handles transactional issues. Startups and German medium-sized companies are supported via the offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Paris and Barcelona, while the group also maintains connections to firms in the US and Asia for cross-border matters. Expertise in competition, copyright and domain law complement the soft IP offering. Claus Eckhartt heads the team.

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Testimonials

We are very satisfied with Bardehle Pagenberg.

Key clients

adidas AG

Diesel S.p.A.

Galana NV

Husqvarna AB

ICE SA

Mondelez UK Holdings & Services Limited

MZE Möbel Zentral Einkauf GmbH

San Antonio Winery, Inc

Quilate Services SA (La Martina)

Work highlights

  • Ongoing and exclusive representation of adidas AG in the field of design law, including supervision of the design portfolio (EU), design patent applications, cross-border enforcement of design rights and representation in nullity proceedings before the EUIPO.
  • Exclusive extensive registration activities for Apple Inc. of Community designs and support of the EU portfolio.
  • Ongoing advice and representation of Nintendo in design law.

Intellectual property > Unfair competition Tier 2

IP boutique Bardehle Pagenberg renders German offices in Munich and Düsseldorf and is active in competition law, primarily in contentious proceedings in the hospitality, healthcare, fashion, cosmetics and sports goods sectors. The group advises on misleading business practices, product counterfeiting and the development of advertising concepts and campaigns. The firm’s experienced trade mark and design practice complements the competition law offering. Claus Eckhartt heads the team.

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Key clients

Gardena GmbH

Gibson

GHI Inc

Livinguard

Toi-Toys B.V.

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to Gardena on questions of competition law, in particular on labeling requirements, advertising information, packaging designs.
  • Representing Gibson as a plaintiff against Warwick for possible unfair imitation of the Flying V guitar.
  • Representing Livinguard as a plaintiff in disputes in and out of court against a variety of competitors alleging misleading claims regarding the capabilities and properties of antiviral face masks and their materials.

IP practitioners with technical expertise
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is one of the leading IP law firms in Europe which has pooled the strengths and competences of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law for more than 40 years, clearly setting itself apart from many other IP law firms.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG provides its clients with excellent services in all fields of Intellectual Property – from the first idea through to the launch, exploitation, enforcement and strategic management, particularly in the legal areas of patent law, trademark and design law, unfair competition law, antitrust law as well as licensing and technology transfer.

Industry sector strengths
Thanks to its vast experience in various industries, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG covers a very broad spectrum of services. For example, the IP firm is well-known for its expertise in the automotive industry, telecommunications, software and electronics. Moreover, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG focuses on technical sectors such as mechanical engineering or medical devices as well as on sports equipment and the pharmaceutical sector.

International presence and alliances
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG stands out as a law firm with strong cross-national ties between its offices in Munich, Duesseldorf, Paris, and Barcelona. Furthermore, its reliable global network, includes long-standing relationships with numerous high-end IP law firms in the US and the fast-growing Asian markets. Thus, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has a global reach with excellent capabilities in cross-border IP disputes.

Team experience and size
With more than 40 years of experience in the IP world, a considerable international clientele and over 240 specialists from more than 15 different countries on three continents, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is able to simultaneously conduct numerous major infringement, opposition, and nullity proceedings.

Patent Litigation
A strong focus of the firm is on patent litigation. Presently, our German patent litigation team (more than 40 litigators and patent attorneys) is handling more than 250 German patent infringement actions, more than 200 German nullity actions, and more than 200 EPO oppositions in parallel. Similar numbers apply to the past five years.

Over the last few years, its telecommunication, automotive and pharmaceutical business have registered the highest growth rates as BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has simultaneously handled various high-profile litigation series.

Patent Prosecution
Patent prosecution is another pillar of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. Many long-standing client relationships with prestigious companies and a continuously increasing number of applications bear impressive witness to that.

With the profound expert knowledge of its patent attorneys who are specialized in various fields such as high tech, the automotive industry, life sciences, medical devices, engineering, and physics BARDEHLE PAGENBERG provides clients with competent advice on further and new technological developments.

Trademarks
While offering the full range of trademark-related services to its clients, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG clearly focuses on strategic advice, especially regarding multinational portfolios and the cross-border enforcement of its clients’ brands. Both start-ups and the long-standing client base of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG entrust in the firm with complex and high-profile litigation matters frequently leading to ground-breaking decisions for clients in sectors such as restaurant chains, consumer health care, fashion and cosmetics as well as the sports industry. Moreover, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is a leader in helping clients establish rather exceptional types of trademarks for precious brain waves, even if admitted by law only recently, e.g. multimedia marks and hologram marks.

Design
The firm has always been at the forefront of design law from the very beginning of the establishment of the European design law regime. BARDEHLE PAGENBERG represents clients that are famous for their uniquely designed products, some of which have become all-time classics in a very short time. These classics deserve a customized approach to stay unique not only on a national but also on a global level. The experience BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has in design protection is not limited to fields that typically have an affinity for design such as clothing and furniture, but also in health-relevant sectors like pharmaceutical appliances.

Unfair Competition Law
For many years, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG attorneys have been representing clients in unfair competition cases such as misleading advertisements, imitations of product get-ups and any other sort of unfair misconduct. A team of experienced experts supports clients from sectors such as restaurant chains, consumer health care, fashion and cosmetics, and the sports industry in proceedings before the courts of all instances throughout Germany, including the German Federal Court of Justice; however, the firm also advises its clients on creating marketing and advertising concepts which avoid legal conflicts, striking a balance between legal and regulatory requirements on the one hand and commercial needs for an attractive and appealing advertisement on the other.

Antitrust Law
The BARDEHLE PAGENBERG team includes several leading experts in the field of IP related antitrust law who bring vast experience in settlement and licensing negotiations to the table and, thus, are able to provide clients with specific added value such as blacklists, risk assessment, or assistance in wording contracts. The law firm advises clients on a broad range of antitrust-related topics, including R & D agreements, FRAND and SEPs.

Licensing & Technology Transfer
Contracts and agreements focussing on the exploitation of IP rights, such as licensing, distribution, sponsorship, franchising, co-marketing, R & D, and technology transfer agreements are among the strong points of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. Its attorneys have extensive experience in and deep knowledge about negotiating, reviewing, and drafting such agreements, particularly with respect to the development and licensing of IP and IP-related technology-based services.

Additional services
In addition to its core business, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG also has its own IT department providing its clients with useful legal tech services. Thanks to its in-house language service team, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is able to offer high-quality translation and interpretation services to its clients. Notably, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG even has a graphic designer in its team, not only helping our clients in preparing adequate representations for design filings, but also for illustration purposes in litigation proceedings.

Clients
adidas, Apple, BMW, Campari, Cisco, Dell, 3D Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, H&M, Intellectual Ventures, L’Oréal, McDonald’s, Mondelēz, Nintendo, The Coca-Cola Company, Qualcomm, …

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Johannes Heselberger
Johannes Lang
Claus Eckhartt
Prof Dr iur Tilman Müller-Stoy
Dr iur Christof Karl
Joachim Mader
Tobias Kaufmann
Dr Jur Philipe Kutschke
Dr iur Henning Hartwig
Martin Hohgardt
Dr Christian Haupt
Dr Ing Niels Malkomes
Pascal Böhner
Nadine Westermeyer
Dr Georg Anetsberger
Dr Axel Berger
Dr Benjamin Ruckert
Dr iur Stefan Lieck
Dr Patrick Daum
Dr Jan Bösing
Alexander Haertel
Dr iur Anna Giedke
Dr Patrick Heckeler
Prof Dr iur Alexander von Mühlendahl
Dr iur Jochen Pagenberg
Mathieu de Rooij
Rebecca Delorey
Julien Fréneaux
Dominique Dupuis-Latour
Axel Munier
Dr Marie-Claude Pellegrini
Dr Lionel Vial
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Georg Anetsberger photoDr Georg AnetsbergerGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »What drives me is to really…
Axel Berger photoDr Axel BergerGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »As a biochemist, my focus is…
Pascal Böhner photoMr Pascal BöhnerAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP Lawyer, Partner »Changing the way we behave can…
Jan  Bösing photoDr iur Jan BösingAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Partner »As a former professional basketball player I’m convinced that…
Claus M. Eckhartt photoMr Claus M. EckharttAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Partner »I’ve been practicing IP for more than 25 years.…
Anna Giedke photoDr iur Anna GiedkeAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwältin), Partner »As a patent litigator and IP contract consultant I…
Henning Hartwig photoDr iur Henning HartwigAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Partner »Creative minds translate the world of imagination into visual…
Christian Haupt photoDr Christian HauptGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »Progress is based on technological innovations.…
Patrick Heckeler photoDr Patrick HeckelerGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »Being a first-generation digital native, I…
Johannes Heselberger photoMr Johannes HeselbergerAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt) & European Patent Attorney, Managing Partner »Arguments win cases. Developing…
Christof Karl photoDr iur Christof KarlAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt) & German and European Patent Attorney, Partner; Attorney-at-Law admitted to…
Tobias Kaufmann photo Tobias KaufmannGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »In all I do for our…
Philipe Kutschke photoDr Jur Philipe KutschkeAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP Lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner »A groundbreaking innovation…
Johannes Lang photoMr Johannes LangGerman and European Patent Attorney, Co-Managing Partner »Having lived and worked in…
Stefan Lieck photoDr iur Stefan LieckAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP Lawyer, Partner »As a former professional athlete I…
Joachim Mader photo Joachim MaderGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »As an engineer I am trained…
Niels Malkomes photoDr Ing Niels MalkomesGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »Fighting a case for our client…
Tilman Müller-Stoy photoProf Dr iur Tilman Müller-StoyAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner »For me, living…
Tilman Müller-Stoy photoProf Dr iur Tilman Müller-StoyAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner »For me, living…
Jochen Pagenberg photoDr iur Jochen PagenbergAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Of Counsel »The greatest reward for our efforts is not…
Benjamin Ruckert photoDr Benjamin RuckertGerman and European Patent Attorney, Partner »When working on a case, I…
Nadine Westermeyer photoMs Nadine WestermeyerAttorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwältin), Partner »As a mother values such as reliability, honesty, and…
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Diversity is part of our DNA

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has been a “diverse” firm ever since it was founded. We are convinced that this is a fundamental pillar of our success. For us, what matters are hard facts and real-life diversity.

We do not only enable our employees to flexibly work part-time, from home, or remotely; they also enjoy the possibility of contributing their various personal facets to our culture and the everyday work at our firm. And we want to achieve even more.

That is why

  • we publicly pledge to foster diversity by signing the Diversity Charter: www.charta-der-vielfalt.de/en/;
  • we continuously monitor our progress in terms of diversity; we continuously monitor our progress in terms of diversity;
  • we have created a team “Diversity Management” which our employees can personally approach regarding all topics relating to diversity;

we contribute to projects at schools (https://www.girls-day.de/fakten-zum-girls-day/das-ist-der-girls-day/ein-zukunftstag-fuer-maedchen/english) and universities in order to generate interest early on in our profession among groups that have been underrepresented thus far.
Our next event: BARDEHLE girls’ day “World of inventions for girls with passion for technology”