Firm - Year of Establishment: 1948
Number of Partners: 3
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 5
Languages Spoken at the Firm: German, English
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPPI, FICPI, ECTA, EPI, EPLIT
Puchberger & Partner is a Vienna-based firm of patent attorneys. They are recognized as a leading Austrian firm for patent and trademark prosecution. They regularly file patents and trademarks at the Austrian Patent Office, the European Patent Office, and the EUIPO.
The firm is also active in handling IP disputes, particularly patent and trademark litigation at the Austrian Patent Office and the Commercial court of Vienna. There, they regularly represent clients in patent and trademark cancellation and infringement suits.
They also offer due diligence support, such as Freedom-to-Operate analyses and extensive patent search services. They have in-house prior-art search capabilities in the field of mechanical engineering, electronics, chemistry, and pharmaceutics, which are highly recommended by clients.
They further offer consulting regarding IP contracts such as license agreements, IP assignments, and recordals at the Austrian Patent Office, the EUIPO and WIPO.
Puchberger’s professionals are members of INTA, AIPPI, FICPI and ECTA and regularly attend the respective meetings.
Georg Puchberger is particularly active in the Austrian section of FICPI; Andreas Gehring is a member of the EPI Professional Education Committee, as well as a member of the Trademark Offices Committee of INTA and the IP Office Practice Committee at AIPPI. Andreas and Georg have both received the European Patent Litigators Certificate; Andreas also serves as a lecturer for CEIPI Strasbourg. Both Andreas and Georg have published sections in textbooks on Austrian Patent Law and practice at the Austrian Patent Office.
In client interviews, Puchberger’s attorneys are described as "extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful and serious", "always on top and up to date", and "always willing to go the extra mile".
Key IP Areas
Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution
Key Sector Expertise
Artificial intelligence, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, FMCG, Food & beverage, Furniture, ICT & software, Industrials, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Medical device, Nanotechnology, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Universities & research, Utilities