IP STARS Reviews

ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner

Austrian IP boutique ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner is recommended for contentious patent and trade mark work. The firm is also experienced in handling trade mark filing and prosecution work. Hannes Burger is the managing partner. Burger is supported by lawyers Katarina Casals Ide and Clemens Ofner. Ide specialises in commercial IP work.

Puchberger & Partner

Puchberger & Partner specialises in IP protection and portfolio management. The firm’s patent attorneys cover technical fields such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software, chemistry and telecommunications. They are also experienced in patent litigation support work.

Chemistry patent specialist Peter Puchberger heads the practice. Other notable patent attorneys are Andreas Gehring, who specialises in electrical engineering and telecoms, and Georg Puchberger, who has a background in mechanical engineering.


Schoenherr is one of the respected law firms in Austria for IP work. Michael Woller is the key contact in the firm’s IP department. He is supported by senior lawyers such as Christian Schumacher and Dominik Hofmarcher and a team of associates.

Schwarz & Partner

Schwarz & Partner is an IP firm that is highly recommended in the market for patent protection work. The firm has European patent attorneys to advise on inventions in technical fields such as biotechnology, chemistry, and electrical engineering.

Schwarz Schönherr

Schwarz Schönherr is recommended for IP disputes. The key IP lawyers in the firm are Georg Schönherr and Markus Grötschl. 


SONN is a leading IP firm in this jurisdiction for patent protection work. The firm has patent attorneys with expertise in technical fields such as biotechnology, chemistry, and engineering. It is also recommended for patent litigation support work thanks to the expertise of some of its patent attorneys who also serve as expert judges in the Austrian courts. The experienced European patent attorneys in the firm include Johannes Strobl, Peter Pawloy, Daniel Alge, Philipp Weinzinger and Rainer Beetz. Strobl and Beetz are notable attorneys who can also take on trade mark and design protection instructions. The partners are supported by junior patent attorneys as well as the veteran soft IP practitioner Helmut Sonn, who now serves as a consultant. 

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is recommended for IP disputes and trade mark prosecution work in Austria. Its Austrian IP team works closely with the IP teams in other European jurisdictions. The three partners leading the IP practice are Martin Prohaska-Marchried, Dieter Natlacen and Andreas Schütz.