WUESTHOFF & WUESTHOFF

Comment: The dynamic progress made by this highly recommended patent attorney firm in Munich can be seen in the growing headcount, with four patent attorneys brought in for engineering and physics. The takeover of the major Colgate-Palmolive patent portfolio last year played a major role in the growth. W&W is defending its connections to regular clients against tough competition and, more than others, is giving thought to how it can accompany its clients in their digitalization process, e.g. e-billing. With litigation specialists like Thum and Katérle, the firm is also busy in infringement proceedings for regular clients like SRAM regarding bicycle components – always at the side of external lawyers.
Strengths: Patent prosecution with technical expertise in mechanics, electronics and biotech. Plant variety protection.
Recommended: Bernhard Thum (“professionally outstanding”, client), Axel Katérle, Dr. Axel von Hellfeld, Dr. Hendrik Wichmann (all patent attorneys).
Practice: All-round IP activity with trademarks and unfair competition through its own lawyers. Patent prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. Nullity and opposition suits, infringement proceedings, generally with external litigators. Clients: numerous direct contacts to international companies. (Core team: 34 patent attorneys)
Clients: ?? Novozymes against DSM regarding lactose-free milk; SRAM against Shimano regarding bicycle technology; ongoing activity for Valeo concerning car spare parts; prosecution and litigation for Airbus, Colgate-Palmolive, Fanuc, LG, Olympus, Polymedicure, Scania, Stryker.
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