Partner: Hosea Haag
Partner: Alexandra Heyn
Partner: Daniel Kaboth
Partner: Patrick Baronikians
Partner: Susanne Schmidt
Partner: Jonathan Konietz
Firm - Year of Establishment: 2012
Number of Partners: 6
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 11
Languages Spoken at the Firm: German, English
Network Memberships: GRUR, VPP, INTA, AIPPI, LES, ITechLaw, Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum, Women in IP, ECTA
AMPERSAND is a Munich-based IP boutique law firm widely acclaimed in patent litigation and with a strong soft IP group. With its patent group around veteran founding partner Hosea Haag, the firm is an established player among the smaller litigation boutiques. It has nevertheless seen 300+ court cases in patent developers via German SMU hidden champions to fresh and innovative start-ups. An ambitious expansion course is pursued on all levels of seniority, adding experienced lawyers from top-notch competitors to their ranks and developing high-potentials internally.
The firm’s attorneys are on their home turf in any patent dispute, be it in local courts or international tribunals where they represent plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters, SEP cases but also everyday patent disputes. The team knows the ropes in transactions and strategic advice. While the firm has been most visible in mobile communications cases, the lawyers at AMPERSAND are proficient across all areas of electronics, semiconductors and digital technology and can cover practically any technical field, including specifically mechanical engineering, automotive, software inventions, medicinal products and devices as well as pharmaceutical patents including the related regulatory affairs. For the UPC the team is excited, not nervous.
The soft IP team is also seasoned in litigation for trademarks, designs and copyright matters, unfair competition, data protection and “IT”. It is particularly strong in trademark portfolio management and development.
AMPERSAND’s philosophy is to use its high level of expertise by dealing with each case in the way that best meets the client’s needs, ditching unnecessary clutter and providing bespoke solutions and concise advice that makes a difference.
As a firm that strives not only to achieve success but also values integrity, respect and appreciation, AMPERSAND is fully committed to diversity and this reflects in their group of partners and employees.
Key IP Areas
Copyright & related rights, 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
Advertising, Arts, Construction & materials, Computer technology & services, Chemical, Biotechnology, Automotive, E-commerce, Film, Fashion & luxury goods, Electronics, Electrical, FMCG, Food & beverage, Furniture, ICT & software, Life sciences, Internet, Instruments, Industrials, Manufacturing, Medical device, Media, Mechanical, Music, Not-for-profit, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Universities & research