Kather Augenstein is a specialist contentious and litigation IP team consisting of six partners, seven associates as well as one of counsel and is set for further growth. They bring the experience and know-how of many years of IP litigation practice from firms such as Linklaters, Bird & Bird and Preu Bohlig to the table. Thus, they merge the best from both worlds of big international law firms and specialized boutique firms. All lawyers have many years of expertise acting in international major cases for significant clients. Their nimble size means that they are much more flexible than many large law firms and their international network with like-minded firms gives them an international footprint. This also means that Kather Augenstein gives full attention to each and every one of their clients. This has allowed them to attract some of the largest companies in the world as clients. After three years, the firm now represents a large number of companies in the German blue-chip share index DAX. For international legal disputes, the lawyers work seamlessly with similarly experienced firms around the world and have vast experience in coordinating international legal disputes for their clients as intellectual property does not stop at national borders.
Audi AG/Volkswagen requested Kather Augenstein to defend them in a process series with a total of eleven patents asserted by their opponent, a chip manufacturer. Kather Augenstein formed teams for each patent and co-ordinates with patent attorneys and IP consultants of the car manufacturer. All partners and associates were involved in this project to reach optimal spread of work and total focus on each patent while maintaining tight integration and co-operation. Kather Augenstein is representing Ericsson in a number of patent infringement proceedings at the regional courts in Düsseldorf and Mannheim. The firm has been working with Ericsson for many years. Further, Kather Augenstein is representing Coloplast in different active patent infringement proceedings with parallel proceedings in other European countries, closely working together with the patent department of Coloplast and the other national teams.
Outside the courtroom
As of its inception, Kather Augenstein has been listed as a recommended firm in national and international rankings such as Juve, The Legal 500, IAM, Kanzleienliste 2018, Who’s Who Legal and Leaders League Group, among others. Further, Kather Augenstein’s lawyers regularly speak at conferences, take part in panel discussions and have their work published in law journals.
INTA, AIPPI, VPP, LESI, AGEM, EPLAW, GRUR, Union-IP