Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann (WRST)


Zweibrückenstraße 5-7

Tel:+49 892 102 320

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Established: 2007
Number of Partners: 10
Number of IP Practitioners: 29

WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN is an internationally active, well-established and consistently top-tier ranking IP law firm located at the heart of ‘Europe’s IP capital’, Munich, beside both the headquarters of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the German Patent and Trademark Office, as well as close to the Federal Patent Court and present Munich IP litigation courts. The firm’s European and German patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law represent clients from all over the world and across a full spectrum of industries. 

WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN engages in all matters of intellectual property, including:

  • prosecution, enforcement, defence and licensing of patents, trademarks and design rights;
  • copyright and unfair competition matters;
  • IP-related transactions;
  • freedom-to-operate analysis;
  • intellectual property in M&A, including IP due diligence and IP agreements; and
  • alternative dispute resolution

WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN is particularly active in contentious matters, with a focus on patent and trademark litigation before German courts including the German Supreme Court, oppositions and appeals before the EPO and nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Supreme Court.

WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN counsels clients on IP matters in all areas of technology. When necessary, teams of patent attorneys or technical experts with complementary technical experience or teams of both patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law are formed. WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN ensures that partners or experienced attorneys are actively involved in all aspects of each case to guarantee continuity and the highest quality. The firm’s focus is on providing strategic and comprehensive solutions in line with clients’ corporate goals instead of just ‘managing cases’.

WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN covers a broad range of technical and scientific fields, including:

  • mechanical engineering;
  • chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology;
  • electrical engineering, electronics and semiconductors;
  • information technology and communication technology;
  • physics and new materials; and
  • medical devices.

Practice Areas:

Life sciences IP, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Patent, Trade mark

Sector Expertise:

Chemical, Biotechnology, Automotive, Artificial intelligence, Computer technology & services, Electronics, Electrical, ICT & software, Life sciences, Mechanical, Medical device, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Robotics, Semiconductors, Telecommunication