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Bardehle Pagenberg
PRINZREGENTENPLATZ 7
81675 MÜNCHEN
Germany

Intellectual property > Patent litigation: patent lawyers Tier 1

Mixed patent and law firm Bardehle Pagenberg is experienced in contentious proceedings and routinely appears in patent infringement actions, nullity actions and opposition proceedings before the EPO. Within its broad professional expertise, the group's focus is placed on the automotive, telecommunications, software and electronics sectors, which results in a similarly broad client base consisting of large international corporations and medium-sized companies. Johannes Lang handles matters related to computer and electrical engineering and, due to his additional French qualification in patent law, is a key representative in French disputes. Other core members of the practice include Christof Karl (hardware, software, telecommunications), Joachim Mader (mechanical engineering, electrical and process engineering), Tobias Kaufmann (electrical engineering, computer science, medical technology) and Georg Anetsberger (including laser and medical technology, electronics).

Practice head(s):

Johannes Lang; Christof Karl; Joachim Mader; Tobias Kaufmann; Georg Anetsberger

Other key lawyers:

Johannes Heselberger; Axel Berger; Patrick Heckeler; Stefan Lieck; Patrick Daum; Martin Hohgardt; Christian Haupt

Testimonials

‘Bardehle is a very strong law firm that we have been working with for a long time, including in Germany and recently also in the UPC. They are innovators and thought leaders when it comes to patent litigation in Europe.’

‘A strong team – strategic, thoughtful and capable of handling complex cases involving multiple jurisdictions and complicated technology.’

‘Excellent understanding of technology and business, very professional way of working, excellent lawyers with a high level of competence.’

‘Georg Anetsberger: Outstanding patent attorney with outstanding expertise in the areas of physics/mechanics/electrical engineering/software/algorithms.’

‘Great technical expertise combined with a lot of experience, excellent teamwork.’

‘Johannes Heselberger is not only technically excellent, but also has a lot of experience and competence and is a great strategist.’

‘Joachim Mader leads patent disputes with the necessary competence and strategic foresight.’

The Bardehle team offers a high quality service. The legal expertise and patent analysis skills of the team’s lawyers were exceptional and helped us greatly in our case.

Key clients

10x Genomisch Inc.

Apple Inc.

AusBio Laboratories

BMW

BTL Medical

Cisco Systems Inc.

Daiichi Sankyo

Dolby

Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc.

ETRI

General Electric

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems

IP Bridge

Microsoft

Nintendo

Philips

R2 Semiconductor Inc.

Ranpak

Robert Bosch

Schöck Bauteile GmbH

TomTom

Work highlights

  • Representation of Cisco as defendant in patent litigation against Centripetal Networks before the Düsseldorf Regional Court concerning five patents and one utility model in the field of computer technology as well as representation in parallel nullity proceedings and cancellation proceedings.
  • Representation of BMW as annulment plaintiff against London Optical Car Systems Ltd. in nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court regarding a German patent for a device for optical traffic area monitoring in a motor vehicle.
  • Representation of 10X Genomics as a defendant against Bio-Rad Laboratories before the Munich I Regional Court for alleged infringement of a German utility model and patent before the Munich Higher Regional Court, both of which concern the formation of emulsions by a biotechnical analysis device.

Intellectual property > Patent litigation: solicitors Tier 1

As a mixed patent and law firm, Bardehle Pagenberg impresses with comprehensive patent law expertise across various industries, with a particular focus on the automotive, telecommunications, electronics and mechanical engineering sectors. The firm has offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Paris and Barcelona and also cooperates with a network of international patent law teams in cross-border disputes. Johannes Heselberger, who is a dual-qualified lawyer and patent attorney, regularly acts in infringement proceedings and non-admission complaints and jointly heads the practice with Tilman Müller-Stoy, who recently acted in one of the first injunction proceedings before the UPC. Another key figure is litigator Tobias Wuttke, who is adept in telecommunications matters, particularly with regard to SEP, as well as in medical technology, life sciences and automotives.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Heselberger; Tilman Müller-Stoy

Other key lawyers:

Christof Karl; Jan Bösing; Tobias Wuttke; Volkmar Henke; Tilman Müller

Testimonials

‘Excellent understanding of technology and business, very professional way of working, excellent lawyers with a high level of competence.’

‘Tilman Müller-Stoy: One of the best IP litigation lawyers in Europe.’

‘The practice uniquely combines a first-class litigation and prosecution practice. Especially with regard to the UPC, Bardehle has achieved a pioneering role in Europe.’

‘Tobias Wuttke is very precise in finding and solving problems. He often finds and takes paths that are obviously hidden from his competitors.’

‘A professional team that advises at a high level.’

‘Jan Bösing supports IP transactions efficiently and effectively with a precise understanding of what is best for his client.’

‘Bardehle’s lawyers work seamlessly with patent attorneys, so that the client never gets the impression that they are separate teams. Accordingly, their advice always takes into account both purely legal and substantive patent aspects.’

‘Jan Bösing provides critical, short-term advice and is able to communicate complex legal issues efficiently. He understands the client’s bigger picture.’

Key clients

10x Genomics Inc.

Apple Inc.

AusBio Laboratories

BMW

BTL Medical

Cisco Systems Inc.

Daiichi Sankyo

Dolby

Drylock Technologies NV

Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc.

ETRI

General Electric

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems

Honeywell Inc.

IP Bridge

Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG

Microsoft

Nintendo

Philips

Prysmian SpA

R2 Semiconductor Inc.

Ranpak

Robert Bosch

Schöck Bauteile GmbH

TomTom

Work highlights

  • Representation of 10x Genomincs Inc. as plaintiff against Nanostring Technologies Inc. and Nanostring Technologies GmbH concerning the infringement of European patent EP 2 794 928 B1.
  • Representation of Cisco Systems Inc. as defendant in patent litigation against Centripetal Networks before the Düsseldorf Regional Court based on five patents and one utility model in the field of computer technology as well as representation in parallel nullity and cancellation proceedings.
  • Representative of Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp. as a plaintiff in twelve infringement proceedings before the regional courts in Munich, Mannheim and Hamburg against Nokia concerning twelve different patents related to ​​4G and 5G systems.

Intellectual property > Patent prosecution Tier 1

Bardehle Pagenberg continues to be considered one of the leading addresses for patent law advice and impresses with a wide-ranging sector expertise that includes the automotive, life sciences, electrical engineering and medical technology industries. Based on its set-up as a mixed law and patent law firm, the group is able to assist clients with matters ranging from portfolio building to nullity actions and infringement proceedings. In addition to computer and electrical engineering, Johannes Lang  focuses on semiconductor technology and medical technology, while Christof Karl frequently assists companies in the hardware and software sectors with non-contentious and contentious matters. Other key contacts include Joachim Mader (mechanical engineering, electrical and process engineering), Tobias Kaufmann (telecommunications and mobile communications) and Georg Anetsberger (patent and design law).

Practice head(s):

Johannes Lang; Christof Karl; Joachim Mader; Tobias Kaufmann; Georg Anetsberger

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Daum; Axel Berger; Johannes Heselberger; Martin Hohgardt

Testimonials

‘Excellent understanding of technology and business, very professional way of working, excellent lawyers with a high level of competence.’

‘Georg Anetsberger: Outstanding patent attorney with outstanding expertise in the areas of physics/mechanics/electrical engineering/software/algorithms.’

‘Bardehle is able to present options for action regarding patent granting processes, which take into account the entire pending patent family and are “self-contained”. This means that as a patent applicant you are able to follow one of these recommendations without having to re-study the grant file(s) in their entirety.’

‘Are also able to address strategic questions that go beyond pure prosecution.’

Key clients

4Web Medical

adidas AG

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Apple Inc.

Aptiv

Ascom

ATS

AusBio Laboratories

Biotronik

Bosch

Bridgestone

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH

Cognex

Dell

Dropbox Inc.

Eissmann Automotive Deutschland GmbH

EJOT

Emerson

Fotona

Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH

Hyster-Yale group

Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems

Jaguar Land Rover

Johnson Matthey

IVIS

Japan Tobacco International

Leica Biosystems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Nemotec GmbH

Occhio

Qualcomm

SHL Medical

Signode

Nintendo

Wago Kontakttechnik GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Qualcomm on extensive EP, DE and PCT filing activities in the telecommunications sector (SEP), including on employee invention rights, cooperation agreements and SEP strategies.
  • Advising Apple on extensive and ongoing EP, DE and PCT filing activities in the areas of computer technology and IT as well as representation in opposition and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the DPMA and the BPatG.
  • Advising Adidas in the context of exclusive EP, DE and PCT registration activities in the areas of sports and materials technology as well as representation in opposition and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the DPMA and the BPatG.

Intellectual property > Trade marks

IP firm Bardehle Pagenberg covers the entire range of trade mark issues and impresses with both its strategic advice and expertise in enforcing and defending IP rights. The practice is further adept in design law and advises on new types of trade marks such as multimedia and hologram trade marks. Alongside technically oriented industries, the group also has extensive experience in assisting clients from the pharmaceutical and sporting goods industries and supports them in cross-border matters via its offices in Paris and Barcelona. Claus Eckhartt, who focuses on border seizures and licensing agreements, jointly heads the team with Philipe Kutschke, who handles contentious matters as well as strategic advice on trade mark portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Claus Eckhartt; Philipe Kutschke

Other key lawyers:

Pascal Böhner; Henning Hartwig

Testimonials

‘The firm offers excellent service. They have a cheerful attitude that benefits us and they are reliable.’

‘Claus Eckhartt complemented our team very well. He provides exemplary service and gets everything done on time.’

‘Knowledge of the industry and the needs of the company.’

‘Excellent law firm.’

‘Henning Hartwig is fantastic.’

Key clients

adidas AG

air up Group GmbH

MZE Möbel Zentral Einkauf GmbH

Stefan Track

Arc’Teryx

Hartkorn Gewürzmühle

Pocket Change Pioneers

Occhio GmbH

Diesel S.p.A

Work highlights

  • Representation of Hartkorn in trade mark infringement and cancellation proceedings.
  • Representing Occhio in numerous cross-border judicial and extrajudicial infringement cases relating to designs, copyrights, trade marks and competition law, including border seizure proceedings.
  • Continuous advice and representation of air up in cross-border matters relating to design, copyright, trade mark and competition law, in particular in border seizure proceedings and several cross-border legal disputes.

Intellectual property > Unfair competition Tier 3

As a European IP boutique, Bardehle Pagenberg is a popular address for internationally active corporations, which the group advises across the entire spectrum of competition issues, ranging from the development of advertising concepts and marketing strategies to representation in cross-border disputes. The practice is jointly headed by Philipe Kutschke, who is experienced across the whole array of soft IP matters, and Claus Eckhartt, who specialises in counterfeit protection, licensing agreements and merchandising. Key contacts also include Pascal Böhner, who often advises clients from the entertainment, fashion and sports sectors and focuses on domain name law and copyright protection under competition law.

Practice head(s):

Claus Eckhartt; Philipe Kutschke

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Genuins S.L.

GHI Inc

Gardena GmbH

PENTA SHOES SL

Work highlights

  • Representation of GHI Inc. in competition proceedings before the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court.
  • Advising Gardena on competition law issues.
  • Representing PENTA SHOES SL in a series of disputes against Birkenstock for alleged infringement of rights concerning numerous shoe models.

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 lltigation: 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 and technology transfer: Contracts and agreements focusing 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 photo Dr Georg Anetsberger German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »What drives me is to really…
Axel Berger photo Dr Axel Berger German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »As a biochemist, my focus is…
Pascal Böhner photo Mr Pascal Böhner Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP Lawyer, Partner »Changing the way we behave can…
Jan  Bösing photo Dr iur Jan Bösing Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Partner »As a former professional basketball player I’m convinced that…
Claus M. Eckhartt photo Mr Claus M. Eckhartt Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Partner »I’ve been practicing IP for more than 25 years.…
Anna Giedke photo Dr iur Anna Giedke Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwältin), Partner »As a patent litigator and IP contract consultant I…
Henning Hartwig photo Dr iur Henning Hartwig Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Partner »Creative minds translate the world of imagination into visual…
Christian Haupt photo Dr Christian Haupt German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »Progress is based on technological innovations.…
Patrick Heckeler photo Dr Patrick Heckeler German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »Being a first-generation digital native, I…
Johannes Heselberger photo Mr Johannes Heselberger Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt) & European Patent Attorney, Managing Partner »Arguments win cases. Developing…
Christof Karl photo Dr iur Christof Karl Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt) & German and European Patent Attorney, Partner; Attorney-at-Law admitted to…
Tobias Kaufmann photo Tobias Kaufmann German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »In all I do for our…
Philipe Kutschke photo Dr Jur Philipe Kutschke Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP Lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner »A groundbreaking innovation…
Johannes Lang photo Mr Johannes Lang German and European Patent Attorney, Co-Managing Partner »Having lived and worked in…
Stefan Lieck photo Dr iur Stefan Lieck Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP Lawyer, Partner »As a former professional athlete I…
Joachim Mader photo Joachim Mader German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »As an engineer I am trained…
Niels Malkomes photo Dr Ing Niels Malkomes German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »Fighting a case for our client…
Tilman Müller-Stoy photo Prof Dr iur Tilman Müller-Stoy Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner »For me, living…
Jochen Pagenberg photo Dr iur Jochen Pagenberg Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Of Counsel »The greatest reward for our efforts is not…
Benjamin Ruckert photo Dr Benjamin Ruckert German and European Patent Attorney, Partner »When working on a case, I…
Nadine Westermeyer photo Ms Nadine Westermeyer Attorney-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”