Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America and Asia.
Withers & Rogers has a breadth and depth of experience and expertise that we believe is second to none. In addition to our practice groups, we have a number of specialist groups, enabling us to pool our industry knowledge and bring added value for our clients.
We offer a comprehensive service that extends to both securing IP rights – such as patents, trade mark and design registrations for the UK, Europe and further afield – and advising on their exploitation and enforcement. Alongside, we provide proactive support functions that help our clients keep track of their IP, stay on top of its maintenance, and stay in control of cost.
Recognition of the long-term, strategic importance of IP is growing apace, and to help our clients make the most of their creativity, we can build strategies that embrace critical areas like innovation culture, due diligence, freedom to operate, invention management, and patent mapping, to name but a few.
All of our patent and trade mark attorneys are selected on the basis of excellent academic achievement and industry knowledge. This ensures our clients receive a service that delivers both technical excellence and commercial insight.
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:
Maucher Jenkins comprises UK, German and European patent and trade mark attorneys, attorneys at law and IP litigators, with offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China. Its attorneys represent global clients in a range of industries who wish to identify, establish, protect, exploit and enforce their IP rights in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Our reputation extends internationally, as does our expertise, covering a wide range of industry sectors.
The patent team’s expertise includes preliminary investigations and due diligence on securing a patent; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the UKIPO and European Patent Office; conducting searches to avoid infringement; defending patent infringement claims and pursuing infringement litigation when opposing, reviewing, evaluating and managing patent portfolios; monitoring competitors’ portfolios; and advising on how to obtain patent protection worldwide.
The trade mark team advises on the registrability of new brand names and logos, conducts searches to locate any potentially conflicting third-party rights, files and prosecutes trade mark applications and acts on behalf of clients in relation to any disputes.
Our attorneys can also look at design protection for new and innovative product shapes with an eye to identifying copyright and registrable or unregistered design matter that can strengthen an overall portfolio of rights. Our IP litigators handle disputes in the English Courts as well as managing multi-jurisdictional cases in Europe at the General Court and Court of Justice. The attorneys in Munich and Freiburg handle disputes in different regional courts across Germany and up to the level of the Bundesgerichtshof.
Network Memberships: Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Association for the Protection of IP (AIPPI), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), American IP Law Association (AIPLA), BioIndustry Association (BIA), British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), MARQUES, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Maucher Jenkins is the joint trading name of RGC Jenkins & Co in the UK (regulated by IPReg) and Maucher Jenkins Patentanwälte & Rechtsanwälte in Germany.
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;