WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN

Comment: This mixed firm, which comes recommended in patents, boasts an established prosecution practice with strong specialties in mechanics and pharmaceuticals patents, as well as an expanding litigation practice. This is because, like other midsized patent attorney firms in Munich, such as Prüfer & Partner or Viering Jentschura, WRST is currently banking on more dispute work and is integrating its lawyers more consistently into litigation for regular clients. Some patent attorneys, Wallinger above all, have enjoyed an excellent reputation for litigation for a long time. The lawyers are now very consistently involved in nullity suits, e.g. for their many clients from the auto sector or for pharma manufacturers like Eppendorf. WRST could, however, raise its visibility in infringement proceedings. The firm bolstered the field of pharmaceuticals with a lawyer from df-mp and stepped up activity for Asian clients, incl. increasingly extensive prosecution work for a Chinese cell phone manufacturer.
Strengths: Pharmaceuticals patents and litigation predominantly for the auto sector.
Recommended: Dr. Mathias Ricker, Michael Wallinger (both patent attorneys).
Practice: IP firm with a strong focus on patents. Much litigation, licenses, IP transactions and IP management. Midsized filing practice with broad technical expertise. (22 patent attorneys, 5 lawyers)
Clients: ?? Public knowledge: litigation for Fresenius Medical Care, AVL, Macronix, STI (incl. mediation); filing and litigation for: Eppendorf, Kuka, Merz and MTU; filing for Archroma, BMW, Eastman, Merck.
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