As one of Germany’s largest and best-known firms in the field of intellectual property, Maiwald’s foremost aim is to achieve the best possible solution for each client in each particular case. Maiwald employs about 240 people working out of Munich and Düsseldorf. The interdisciplinary teams work closely with each other and with foreign associates, always with an eye to the client’s particular needs, whether start-up, mediumsized firm or large corporation, across all industrial sectors. Maiwald’s team does its utmost to ensure that all IP matters are handled with competence and care, irrespective of the client’s physical location, whether in Germany, Europe or beyond.
Client-oriented solutions and personal consultation are at the heart of Maiwald’s professional approach. About 90 highly qualified patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law, and technical experts, an in-house patent search department and numerous client-specific teams of paralegals put their extensive range of skills and experience at clients’ disposal in order to arrive at the best possible customised IP solutions. Client satisfaction is evidenced by the long-standing business relationships with many prestigious corporations.
Main Areas of Practice: Maiwald advises and represents domestic and international clients from all technical fields across the entire spectrum of intellectual property law. When appropriate, an interdisciplinary exchange of information and expertise can take place between various teams, ensuring that the optimal solution is achieved in each particular case.
Maiwald’s Patent Attorneys: Maiwald’s team of patent attorneys combine their expertise across various technical fields and advise and represent clients across a wide range of industries.
Pharma & Biotech
Organic Chemistry & Polymers
Inorganic & Construction Materials
Food & Agriculture
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Communication & Information Technology
Mobility & Energy
Displays & Light
Measuring & Process Technology
Medical Technology & Imaging
Artificial Intelligence & Digitalization
Maiwald’s patent attorneys have extensive experience in the management of international patent portfolios. Services include drafting and filing patent applications and coordinating worldwide prosecution as well as defending, enforcing and contesting IP rights. Patent attorneys also prepare freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions based on thorough research and analysis to establish whether existing IP rights of third parties could potentially stand in the way of a client’s particular product or manufacturing process. Clients also benefit from the exceptional expertise in opposition and appeal proceedings before the German and European Patent Office as well as in infringement and nullity proceedings before the national courts.
Maiwald’s Attorneys-At-Law: Maiwald’s team of attorneys-at-law can boast many years of experience in trademark, design, copyright, and contract law as well as patent infringement litigation, particularly in the conduct and coordination of international litigation proceedings.
The firm’s legal expertise includes:
Patents & Utility Models
Supplementary Protection Certificates
Trademarks & Designs
Competition & Antitrust Law
Employee Invention Law
Plant Variety Protection
Close cooperation between patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law is especially important in patent infringement litigation, since this type of proceedings generally calls for a comprehensive overview of the various national regulations as well as a thorough grasp of the particular technology. The interdisciplinary teams provide a comprehensive package of services to guarantee the successful conduct of legal proceedings in an international arena, also in cases where speed is of the essence, such as in preliminary injunction proceedings or border seizure procedures.
However, Maiwald’s attorneys-at-law would be the first to acknowledge that litigation is not always the best solution. They are skilled advocates in arbitration and mediation proceedings and are trusted experts when it comes to negotiating licensing contracts.
V.O. is one of the larger independent Intellectual Property firms in Europe. We offer services in patent and trademark protection, as well as market and engineering intelligence in terms of IP.
We have wide expertise and many years of experience in Chemistry, Electronics, Life Sciences, Mechanics and Physics. More than 60 attorneys support clients worldwide to maximize the value of their intellectual property.
Clients range from tech starters and midsized innovators to knowledge centers and multinationals. They include leading national and international companies and institutes. With nine offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we operate in a global network of professionals.
Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler was established in 2003. As illustrated by its annual ranking in the most influential IP publications, the firm has established itself among the leading intellectual property law firms in Germany. We are an IP-specialized firm that is large enough to have a strong attorney base, yet small enough to ensure that each client receives the proper attention and diligence they deserve.
Our extensive clientele include major corporations within key industries and small to mid-size companies, as well as start-ups and universities both in Germany and worldwide. Our clients appreciate "the extremely high level of commitment of all employees" as well as "the excellent advice regarding strategic issues" (Chambers Europe 2020).
Fields of Practice
Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler is well versed in all aspects of the protection of intellectual property. Our patent attorneys advise their clients on the prosecution of technical and non-technical protective rights, as well as the defense and enforcement of patents including supplementary protection certificates, utility models, trade marks and designs. We are dedicated to supporting our clients with drafting and negotiating technology-oriented contracts and license or cooperation agreements. In addition, the firm assists clients with establishing and evaluating technology platforms and intellectual property portfolios. Full services for the protection of IP in all technical fields in particular:
Organic chemistry, catalysts, polymers, fire chemistry
An important aspect of our firm’s practice relates to defending or attacking EP and German patents in opposition/invalidation and appeal proceedings before the EPO and the German courts. In cooperation with selected specialized litigators, the firm is continuously involved in infringement proceedings before German courts concerning patents and utility models including cross-border litigation and nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) and the Federal Court of Justice (BGH).
With 13 partners and 11 associates—all experienced scientists and engineers as well as highly qualified patent attorneys—the firm is able to provide effective and innovative prosecution and litigation strategies. Our professional team is client-oriented, thorough, creative and legally sound in the counseling of all aspects of IP. Languages spoken range from German, English and French to Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.
Many of our patent attorneys play an active role in professional associations, serving on the Board of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the board of GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), as members of the German Patent Attorneys' Bar Association Committee for Trademark Law among others. In addition, one of our partners serves as tutor at CEIPI Center for International Intellectual Property Studies at the University of Strasbourg, and several associates support the Chambers of Trade and Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria as well as Mannheim Rhein-Neckar-Odenwald, advising its members on inventions.
Local strength, global reach
With offices in Mannheim, Munich, and Düsseldorf Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler is at your service at the most important locations for intellectual property rights in Germany. In cooperation with selected, highly qualified foreign associates, the firm provides comprehensive services worldwide.
The partnership of Viering, Jentschura & Partner (VJP) was founded in 1976 by Hans-Martin Viering and Rolf Jentschura. Both of our founding partners are still standing by our clients with words and deeds. Currently, Mr. Jentschura is managing and guiding the firm together with all other partners.
More than 40 years later, VJP has become a worldwide operating patent and law firm with international experience. VJP has more than 20 partners and more than 180 highly qualified employees, including patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law, engineers and scientists. The partners of VJP have gathered expertise in the field of intellectual property for many years and worked in part as in-house attorneys. Some of our partners are members of the boards of examination for qualification and admission before the EPO and in Singapore.
The headquarters of Viering, Jentschura & Partner mbB is located in Munich which is also where the firm was founded. The Bavarian metropolis is regarded as the European capital of patent law. This makes us benefit from proximity and close contacts to the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the Federal Patent Court, and last but not least the Munich Patent Infringement Courts.
VJP currently has four branch offices and one representative office internationally. Our branch offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Singapore and our Taiwan (Taipei) representative office make us present at strategically important business locations in Europe and overseas. With its office in Singapore, VJP is located at the hub of Southeast Asia and is considered one of the Top Tier IP boutiques. Our business partners benefit from an established contact network, on-site service and our broad international expertise.
As a multinational law firm, VJP's IP Professionals come from a variety of countries, including Germany, France, Italy, USA, Japan, Korea, Australia, China, Taiwan and Singapore.
VJP stands for international expertise and excellence in intellectual property services. VJP advises clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including preparing, filing, enforcing and managing patents, utility models, trademarks, supplementary protection certificates, designs, (semiconductor) topographies, search services and all types of proceedings before the patent and trademark offices, as well as in litigation before the courts in all instances, including major litigation involving several parallel infringement and nullity proceedings. We carry out our work with passion and the willingness to go the extra mile to achieve optimum results for our clients.
VJP helps protect innovations in all fields of natural science and technology, especially in the fields of physics, chemistry, biotechnology and genetic engineering, pharmaceutics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, medical engineering and software.
Over the years, VJP has also built a regional and global network of excellent law firms, providing VJP’s clients through VJP, any assistance needed to coordinate multinational prosecution and litigation projects.
Value Justifies Protection. Our precept, our motivation, and our promise.