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Patent
Barger Piso & Partner

Barger Piso & Partner is a long-established firm of patent attorneys in Austria. Peter Israiloff, Werner Barger and Eberhard Piso are lead partners at the firm. The firm advises on both patent prosecution and disputes.

Gassauer-Fleissner

Business law firm Gassauer-Fleissner focuses on IP litigation. The firm is experienced in litigating patent-related matters up to the European Court of Justice. The firm's non-contentious practice specialises in complex contracts relating to technology. Founding partner Christian Gassauer-Fleissner is one of the leading IP litigators in the market. Partner Dominik Göbel is another key practitioner in the practice. Manuel Wegrostek is the new addition to the team focusing on patent litigation. During the research period, the firm assisted a household goods company in a patent revocation action.

Geistwert

IP boutique Geistwert is highly recommended for IP disputes. The firm often acts for clients in the pharmaceutical industry. The notable lawyers focusing on patents are Constantin Kletzer and Rainer Schultes. Schultes recently assisted a household goods client with a patent revocation action.

Haffner & Keschmann

Haffner & Keschmann is recommended for patent prosecution work, particularly in mechanical engineering and IT fields. European patent attorney Marc Keschmann is a key contact in the firm.

Kliment & Henhapel

Kliment & Henhapel specialises in patent drafting and prosecution work, with a focus on mechanical engineering and physics. The firm recently relocated its office to Gonzagagasse in the centre of Vienna. The key partners leading the firm are Bernhard Henhapel and Peter Kliment. During the research period, the firm advised Trench (Canada) on opposition matters before the Austrian Patent Office.

Puchberger & Partner

Puchberger & Partner focuses on IP protection, strategy and portfolio management. Senior partner Peter Puchberger leads the team with Andreas Gehring and Georg Puchberger.

Salomonowitz Attorneys at Law

In patent disputes, IP star Sascha Salomonowitz is supported by junior practitioners such as Julia Luksan. The firm often represented pharmaceutical and high-tech companies such as Brevillier Urban & Sachs.

Schoenherr

Full-service law firm Schoenherr has an IP practice in Vienna which is led by partners Christian Schumacher and Guido Kucsko. Both partners are recommended by peers for their work in IP, including patent disputes.

Schwarz & Partner

The Vienna-based firm of patent attorneys Schwarz & Partner is well-regarded among its peers. Founder Albin Schwarz is a chemistry and physics expert who is now of counsel at the firm. The firm benefits from experienced patent attorneys such as Harald Nemec and Herwig Margotti who have had several years of practice in industry.

Schwarz Schönherr

IP boutique firm Schwarz Schönherr is experienced in handling commercially important IP cases, especially patent disputes in the pharmaceutical sector. Partner Thomas Adockerand, Georg Schönherr and Markus Platzl are key contacts for patent work. During the research period, the team represented Sandoz in a patent litigation case against Merck regarding the Ezetimibe-Simvastatin drug.

Sonn & Partner

Sonn & Partner is a leading firm in this jurisdiction for patent prosecution and portfolio management. The firm also benefits from the litigation expertise of some of its patent attorneys who also serve as expert judges. The notable European patent attorneys in the firm include Peter Pawloy, Daniel Alge and Rainer Beetz.

Wiltschek Plasser

Wiltschek Plasser is a relatively small IP law firm that is admired in the market for IP litigation. Founder Lothar Wiltschek is one of the leading IP litigators in Austria. Wiltschek is supported by David Plasser. Both practitioners are all-round IP litigators.

Trade mark
Gassauer-Fleissner

Business law firm Gassauer-Fleissner is highly recommended for IP disputes. The firm is experienced in handling IP disputes right up to the CJEU. It is also recommended for IP-related transactions. Founding partner Christian Gassauer-Fleissner is one of the leading litigators at the firm who is widely respected among his peers. Partner Dominik Göbel is another key figure at the firm.

Geistwert

Geistwert is a boutique firm that is also highly recommended for IP disputes. The team has experienced IP lawyers for copyright and trade mark advice. Notable IP practitioners include Rainer Schultes, Constantin Kletzer and Max Mosing. The firm won Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) award for IP disputes.

Haffner & Keschmann

Haffner & Keschmann is recommended for trade mark protection and portfolio management work. The key contacts in the firm are Marc Keschmann and Magdalena Artaker.

Puchberger & Partner

Puchberger & Partner is Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) for IP prosecution work. The firm focuses on IP protection, strategy and portfolio management work. Its team also advises on contentious trade mark issues. The prominent trade mark practitioner in the team is Georg Puchberger.

Schoenherr

Schoenherr is a full-service law firm with offices in Central and Eastern Europe. It is highly regarded in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Head of IP Guido Kucsko is well known in the market. Another notable soft IP practitioner in the firm's IP department is Christian Schumacher.

Schwarz Schönherr

Schwarz Schönherr is often seen in strategically important IP disputes. It is also experienced in trade mark protection work. The firm continues to act for longstanding clients in several sectors, particularly those in the pharmaceutical sector. The standout practitioners are Thomas Adocker, Georg Schönherr and Markus Grötschl. Case studies show the firm advised companies such as Novartis on trade mark protection and disputes.

Sonn & Partner

Sonn & Partner is a top tier firm for trade mark prosecution and portfolio management. Rainer Beetz and Johannes Strobl are the key contacts in the firm for trade mark and design instructions. Helmut Sonn remains active at the firm, supporting the team as a consultant on challenging trade mark and design instructions. Case studies show the firm dealing with contentious trade mark office proceedings for brand owners such as Kwizda Holding.

Wiltschek Plasser

Wiltschek Plasser is a small niche firm that specialises in contentious IP work. The firm punches above its weight and is widely respected by opponents. Partner Lothar Wiltschek is supported by IP star David Plasser.