We conduct and coordinate litigation, both offensively and defensively, in national as well as global, multijurisdictional patent infringement proceedings. We have vast experience in enforcing and defending against claims under licensing programs, particularly relating to SEPs and FRAND issues.
We have vast experience in cases relating to rei vindicatio, particularly regarding invention theft or other scenarios in which a patent application is filed by an applicant who is not entitled to do so. Here, we litigate on behalf of our clients in court or – as far as expedient – before the patent offices.
We provide efficient and targeted patent prosecution before the EPO and all relevant national patent offices. Our vast expertise in all relevant technical areas and our extensive litigation practice results in high quality patents, both in terms of validity over the prior art and enforcement in court.
We have practical experience in evaluating the qualitative, strategic and monetary value of patent portfolios and innovative technologies. This helps our clients to successfully conduct mergers and acquisitions, choose suitable financing models and maximize fiscal and corporate benefits.
We provide effective assessments of the value of IP portfolios in terms of risks regarding existing or potential infringement and revocation proceedings, applicable employee invention regulations, existing license agreements and issues relating to factual ownership of protective rights.