Patent attorneys who want to be successful have to have more than just a good grasp of the law. They must be able to understand, evaluate and define what is to be protected down to the smallest detail. An accurate description of the patent attorneys at Samson & Partner. We are physicists, computer scientists, electrical and mechanical engineers, and chemists. All under one roof, our team has certainly found the right formula to be successful in what we do.
The firm's recipe for success has always been anticipating outcomes. Our vast experience in implementing and litigating patents benefits our clients right from the outset, i.e. during the procurement of intellectual property rights until its enforcement.
Work areas and Services
Samson & Partner's head office is situated in Munich, Germany, in direct proximity to the European Patent Office (EPA) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA). We work in all areas of intellectual property law - national, European and world-wide. Our services starts from assessment of protectablility and drafting of patent and utility model applications to procurement of protection rights through the responsible authorities. We defend our clients' patents against attacks by third parties, e.g. against oppositions, nullity and cancelation actions.
Samson & Partner has been and continues to be involved in mayor global patent battles between big international players in these technological fields, both on the offensive as well as on the defensive side. By our characteristic composition and our firm structure we have proven to be well positioned to put up strong teams of patent attorneys to support our clients in these multi-national battles.
The world of the inventions and patents is as various as the technical areas Samson & Partner covers:
Eisenführ Speiser has been counselling clients in all fields of intellectual property protection for more than 50 years. At the firm’s four offices in Bremen, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg, more than 250 members of staff, including more than 50 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, work to enforce the intellectual property rights of our national and international clients – and if need be worldwide, through our network of renowned partner firms.
Over the past two decades, building on its traditional strengths in the field of IP prosecution, Eisenführ Speiser has acquired an outstanding reputation as a litigation firm. Our team handles cases before German and European courts and coordinates large-scale campaigns and licensing negotiations conducted in multiple jurisdictions in parallel.
Strong dedication to service delivery and proficiency in translating powerful technical and legal expertise into high-quality advice have always been the main driving force behind the successful growth of Eisenführ Speiser. These values were lived out in practice by Günther Eisenführ and Dieter Speiser in the early years of our firm, which was founded in Bremen in 1966.
Applying a business-minded approach is the standard we set ourselves. For us, intellectual property forms an integral part of a company’s assets, and applying it strategically and in a precisely targeted manner helps to achieve business objectives.
Innovation has played a key role at Eisenführ Speiser from the very beginning – we are pioneers among German IP firms in the digitisation of office processes. We were the first firm of patent attorneys in Germany to implement electronic management of deadlines. Office processes and file management went fully digital in 2011. Since 2014, we have offered our clients the possibility to access electronically their entire IP-related correspondence and thus to reduce greatly their own documentation work. As a ‘smart IP office’, we foster new ways of working with our clients, speeding up the exchange of documents with the patent offices and courts, while also enhancing the organisation and interaction of the various offices in the firm in a coherent and cohesive manner.
Prüfer & Partner mbB is one of Germany’s most renowned IP law firms specializing in IP rights. It protects clients’ ideas, inventions and product developments around the world and enforces their claims in court – whether technical inventions or other IP rights. Today, nearly 70 employees – including 23 patent attorneys, attorneys at law and patent specialists – work for this renowned IP boutique.
Prüfer & Partner was founded in 1972. A successful generation change took place between 1998 and 2002, when Prüfer & Partner was taken over by patent attorneys Dr. Dorothea Hofer, Jürgen Feldmeier and Dr. Andreas Oser. A further milestone was achieved in 2015 with the addition of attorney at law Andreas Jacob as an equity partner and the firm has since entrenched his legal know-how, ensuring future continuity of the patent and legal service.
As an established and highly respected medium-sized law firm, Prüfer & Partner has a stable global network of partners. You can expect a strong and carefully selected community of patent attorneys, lawyers and technical specialists. The firm represents its clients’ interests at the highest level. Prüfer & Partner is familiar with the support of complex and demanding mandates and works with great commitment.
Diligence and expertise play an important role in industrial property law protection. Therefore, Prüfer & Partner patent attorneys and lawyers work strictly to German quality standards: thorough, punctual, cost-efficient.
Over the past 10 years, Prüfer & Partner has continuously expanded its expertise in patent and trademark litigation. Dr. Hofer and Mr. Feldmeier have been advising their client Brother Industries for years in complex patent disputes concerning ink cartridges. Dr. Oser supports the pharmaceutical industry, including assisting Novartis in building up its patent portfolio. Mr. Jacob is not only active in both patent and trademark litigation before German courts, but also assists his clients in international disputes, particularly in China-related cases. Other Prüfer & Partner attorneys, including Dr. Christian Einsel, also regularly litigate both active and passive patent lawsuits. In addition, Marion Ziliox works for French and Asian clients, among others, in customs actions at EU borders. As a result, Prüfer & Partner has well-founded expertise in the entire IP field.
In addition, Prüfer & Partner has a well-established Asian Desk and continuously cultivates its business in Asian countries – in particular Japan, China and Korea.
Looking to the future, Prüfer & Partner plans to both consolidate and broaden its activities in Germany to serve German and European clients, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups, helping them protect their innovations and strengthen their position in an increasingly competitive market. Located in Munich, the German heart of intellectual property, Prüfer & Partner is dedicated to serving its clients as a one-stop-shop IP boutique.
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;
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:
chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology;
electrical engineering, electronics and semiconductors;
information technology and communication technology;