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Broadway Office
Breite Street 29-31
40213 Düsseldorf

Intellectual property > Patent litigation Tier 5

International patent law boutique EIP's German team specialises in extensive cross-border infringement proceedings with an industry focus on electronics. The range of services also includes in-house software for the analysis and management of patent portfolios and for determining FRAND license rates. Practice head Christof Höhne and his team, especially Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky, have established the firm as a permanent fixture in Germany through their representation in several large-scale proceedings, including those related to connected cars.

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Top litigators, strong team. Christof Höhne is strong in SEP cases.’

Efficient team that works at high speed and also manages and successfully conducts extensive patent infringement disputes. Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky: Extensive experience in patent infringement proceedings with an international dimension; Understanding of strategic client interests and economic relationships beyond the specific legal dispute.’

Understand sophisticated technology quickly and can explain it in simple terms. Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky is extremely responsive, cautious but aggressive, and also very creative in his understanding of choosing the right court and procedures to get the best results. He always wants to take on more cutting-edge mandates.

Christof Höhne and Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky are skilled litigators who complement each other very well. They have excellent support from Isabelle Schaller and Dmitri Kosenko.’

Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky and Christof Höhne are a well-established team. When it comes to reaction times, both partners cannot be beaten. The success in many process series is impressive and can be attributed to the commitment and excellent expertise of the two partners.’

Key clients

Conversant Wireless Licensing

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Avago, Broadcom



Work highlights

  • Successful representation of Conversant against Daimler and its defendants in a very extensive and complex lawsuit involving SEPs in the automotive sector.
  • Obtaining an injunction for Sonos before the Hamburg Regional Court against Google regarding consumer electronics.
  • Obtaining an anti-anti-suit injunction for IP Bridge against Huawei before the Munich Regional Court, and representing IP Bridge in several patent infringement proceedings against Huawei.

The key focus of the German office is on patent litigation. The German office has a strong track record in multinational patent litigation, particularly in the field of electronics. Landmark cases involve acting for Conversant Wireless in high stakes standard-essential patent cases as well as for Broadcom and Sonos in electronics litigation (Automotive, Digital Rights Management Encryption etc.).

Christof Höhnechohne@eip.com+49 (0)211 9595 8500
Florian Schmidt-Bogatzkyfschmidtbogatzky@eip.com+49 (0)211 9595 8500
Partners : 2
Associates : 4