Allen & Overy
The world’s most innovative law firm
At a time of significant change in the legal industry, Allen & Overy is determined to continue leading the legal market, as we have done throughout our 90-year history. To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries, as well as developing strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have our own presence. This makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.
“Extremely powerful patent litigation arm” (Chambers 2020: Intellectual Property)
A&O’s patents team acts for the world’s leading companies in the most complex disputes and transactions.
With our global IP presence, we are experienced in developing successful global case strategies that enable us to take advantage of the differences in national enforcement systems. We have been involved in most of the significant Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) cases to date and are advising on some of the most important FRAND cases in the telecoms industry around the world.
Having acted for either the plaintiff or defendants in a large range of technology cases, we understand the variety of issues for each side as well as the way judges react to them. We seamlessly combine this experience with our knowledge of the patent and antitrust issues specific to SEPs and FRAND matters. This enables us to develop comprehensive and effective enforcement and defence case strategies.
“Allen & Overy LLP remains a premier name for patent litigation, fielding a team whose ‘brainpower and litigation firepower are not exceeded anywhere’” (Legal 500 2021: Patents)
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.
The IPO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, supported by 1 public body.
The IPO has direct administrative responsibility for examining and issuing or rejecting patents, and maintaining registers of intellectual property including patents, designs and trade marks in the UK. As in most countries, there is no statutory register of copyright and the IPO does not conduct any direct administration in copyright matters.
The IPO is led by the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, who is also Registrar of Trade Marks, Registrar of Designs and Chief Executive of the IPO. Since 1 May 2017 the Comptroller has been Tim Moss.
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 280 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 a network of renowned partner firms.
Building on its traditional strength in the field of IP prosecution, Eisenführ Speiser has over the past two decades 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.
In the field of SEP and FRAND litigation, our patent litigation team around Volkmar Henke and Tilman Müller has been one of the most active teams before the Mannheim District Court and its Court of Appeal in Karlsruhe in recent years.
Together with several specialized patent attorneys from Eisenführ Speiser, the team has represented clients such as Koninklijke Philips N.V., Pioneer Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Sisvel International S.A., Via Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB, NEC Corporation and Orange S.A. in what came often to be seen as landmark decisions.
The patent litigation practice at Eisenführ Speiser is increasingly expanding. Only recently, the litigation team was strengthened by Litigator Dr. Michael Schneider from the law firm Pinsent Masons.
VOSSIUS is a partnership of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law with offices in Munich, Düsseldorf,Berlin and Basel. Established in Munich in 1961, it is today one of Europe‘s leading IP firms with clients from all over the world. The firm focuses on high-end advice for innovative companies concerning all questions associated with the protection and the enforcement of intellectual property rights. We have established a global network of partner firms, particularly in North America, Asia and Europe, facilitating reliable and efficient cooperation in transnational issues.
As a full-service intellectual property law firm, VOSSIUS offers their clients the technological andscientific know-how of experienced patent attorneys in combination with the knowledge and competence of highly specialized attorneys-at-law. Based on decades of experience, the firm can provide a comprehensive range of services. This translates into the best possible client counselling and the greatest possible protection of intellectual property assets during all phases of legal disputes andlitigation.
For Asian – especially Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese – clients as well as for clients doing business in Asia, VOSSIUS & PARTNER has therefore established an integrated Asia Desk consisting of attorneys and consultants from Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan, some of whom are not only qualified in their respective country but also as European patent attorneys or lawyers. They form highly-skilled teams together with our European experts to address market-specific issues as well as language requirements and are always up to date with the latest developments in a rapidly evolving economic market area.
Antitrust & Intellectual Property Litigation
Axinn combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world’s largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. The firm was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision: provide the highest level of service and strategic acumen in antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn’s lawyers have served as lead or co-lead counsel on nearly half a trillion dollars in transactions and, in the last 10 years alone, have handled more than 250 litigations.
Global Competition Review named Axinn the “Firm of the Year – Americas” for acting as global lead counsel in its representation of Ball Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Rexam, creating the largest aluminum can beverage company in the world. Axinn has numerous seasoned IP trial lawyers and is a go-to firm for IP matters of strategic importance. The IP group typically has several dozen pending patent and trade secret cases, and tries multiple cases annually.
Trevisan & Cuonzo, established in 1993, is one of the leading independent Italian law firms working with some of the most technologically advanced and innovative businesses and industry leaders around the globe.
The firm delivers client focused, industry specific, commercially aligned legal expertise covering a wide range of industrial sectors including electronics, chemical, automotive, food and nutrition, life sciences, telecommunications, media and entertainment, information technology and sports.
The firm’s particular focus lies in technology intense industrial sectors, where the team has received international recognition for handling multiple leading cases which have shaped the interface between competition law and IP in Italy. The experience of the antitrust team in navigating issues related to competition law and FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory) patent licensing is unparalleled in Italy.
The firm has a network of offices in Milan, Rome, Parma and Bari.
At the forefront of IP in a rapidly changing world
One of the most impressive aspects of Bird & Bird is the thought leadership role it plays in the international IP community. Also impressive is the firm’s cavernous chest of resources — it has more than 300 IP specialists worldwide, all pulling in the same direction and over 1,300 legal advisers around the world, advising clients based in 118 countries. Our vision is to be the number one law firm in the world for organisations being changed by Technology and the Digital World.
Bird & Bird is an international leading law firm in business sectors where technology plays a key role. So it’s no wonder we support innovation, regularly organising events and sharing our insight about ground-breaking ideas and developments.
White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.
White & Case is trusted by the world’s leading companies, governments and financial institutions to solve their most complex legal challenges.
We guide our clients through difficult issues, bringing our insight and judgment to each situation. Our innovative approaches create original solutions to our clients’ most complex domestic and multijurisdictional deals and disputes. By thinking on behalf of our clients every day, we anticipate what they want, provide what they need and build lasting relationships. We do what it takes to help our clients achieve their ambitions.
At White & Case our culture comes to life through three core values:
We seize opportunities to innovate and grow
We are one firm with a shared sense of purpose
We care about each other and the world around us
Lowenstein Sandler is internationally recognized for its experience in the overlap among technology, intellectual property, and competition issues, including those relating to joint or collective IP activity, including standards setting, formation of proprietary specifications, joint licensing (including formation and operation of patent pools), and collective defense.
We bring this experience to the strategic competition issues affecting technology companies in life sciences, telecommunications, wireless technologies and services, broadband, internet, IoT, ecommerce, and online services.
Our IP attorneys work with technologically sophisticated companies and their investors on the identification, protection, and strategic use of intellectual property. They help identify potentially valuable inventions, prepare and prosecute patent applications, and conduct related opinion and counseling work for companies ranging in size from startups and the venture funds that back those companies to Fortune 100s and leading research universities.
Our patent prosecutors hold degrees in physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics, allowing key insight into the processes that create virtually every imaginable product and patentable method or process.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has praised our IP attorneys for their “litigation prowess and patent and licensing capability.”
Your competition law and IP partner
Geradin Partners is a boutique law firm specialized in EU competition law and intellectual property law. Based in Brussels and London, it comprises ten lawyers who have trained in leading international law firm. Our business model means we are focused, flexible and independent.
– We are focused on competition law, but also have significant expertise in the interface between competition law and IP (and, in particular, SEPs).
– We have significant experience representing clients before the European Commission, national competition authorities and the EU courts in cases involving competition law and IP issues.
– We work in small focused teams and avoid overstaffing
– We give you the senior attention needed : Most of the work is performed by the partners or senior staff. We regularly work alongside and collaborate with large international law firms, as well as top notch national firms that do not have a Brussels office.
– We bill per hour, but are also open to flat fee and other alternative modes of billing.
– Due to our small size, we face few conflict issues.
– We can align around key clients and provide continuity of strategy across matters.
– Because of his strong academic background, Prof. Geradin is well placed to provide independent expert opinions.
Great ideas need great protection
Meissner Bolte offers full service protection of industrial property rights for innovative companies at home and abroad. Starting with the application process, through prosecution, to the enforcement and exploitation of your intellectual property rights, we are the IP experts to have at your side.
At Meissner Bolte, comprehensive IP consultation means teamwork: more than 70 highly qualified patent attorneys and lawyers work together using their combined legal expertise to protect and defend your creative accomplishments, technical innovations, unique products and valuable methods. Our team’s focus on protecting industrial property rights in their entirety, combining all opportunities afforded by patent, trademark and design law with a single objective in mind: to develop and implement a sustainable strategy for your IP management.
When it comes to protection of the technical issues, we have a strong focus on detail: Our patent attorneys are graduate engineers and scientists in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, medical technology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and material sciences.
In order to strengthen the bridge between science and law, many of our attorneys have also earned a Master of Laws degree. Moreover, the majority of our lawyers are qualified as lawyers specializing in the protection of industrial property rights, and are actively involved in the relevant industry and professional associations.
Intellectual Property is the linchpin propelling innovation and ideas forward. At Reed Smith we work to maximize and protect the value of our clients’ IP and represent them in legal proceedings where needed, all the while ensuring our clients’ business can continue to grow and develop. Your business benefits from our deep trial experience in all IP areas concerning patents, copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition and trade secrets, transactions, and arbitration. Given the inherently global nature of intellectual property issues, we can provide you with transatlantic support, coordinating on matters seamlessly across jurisdictions and across the full IP spectrum.
Reed Smith Global Solutions re-thinks legal services
Our team works with clients to re-evaluate their legal needs, and help them optimize the legal services they receive. We simplify complex tasks and build in processes for continuous improvement. Evolution becomes first nature, enabling clients to put their energy into growing their businesses.
European law firm in IP, Tech and Media
Founded in 2017 as a spin-off from Olswang Germany and France, as well as Olswang in Spain, Taliens specializes in all areas of Intellectual property law.
> National and international clients from various different industries like technology, media & entertainment, food & beverages, automotive, design and luxury goods.
>litigation of complex disputes in relation to patents, know-how, copyright, trademarks, designs, domain names and unfair competition
>drafting and negotiating agreements (such as development, production, financing, licensing and collaboration agreements)
>trademark and design prosecution
LAW FIRM OF KEN ADAMO
Ken Adamo is the Principal of the Law Office in KRAdamo in Chicago IL. Ken has extensive lead trial counsel experience in jury and non-jury cases before US state and federal courts, and in Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission, as well as ex parte and post grant PTAB experience in the USPTO. He has had extensive experience as lead counsel in US and WW administered and non-administered arbitration and other Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings. He has appeared in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in over 45 appeals to date.
Scherenberg Legal & Licensing is a boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property, media and entertainment law. Our German attorneys are admitted to the Hanseatic Bar Association in Hamburg, but we operate on an international level.
Our focus lies in legal and consultancy advice in the followings fields:
– Monetization of intangible assets such as patent and trademark, publicity, image and reputational rights
– Drafting and negotiation of agreements with a focus on licensing and settlement deals
– Enforcement actions, especially preliminary injunctions, infringement and border detention proceedings
– Representations in legislative and regulatory procedures as well as standardization processes for patented technologies
– Press law, reputation management and crisis communication, especially in the context of “bad press”
– Legal aspects of online content creation and influencer marketing in social media, streaming and platforms
Our clients can rely on our years of experience in the relevant markets and industries. We therefore consider ourselves as business consultants, not only legal advisors.
Access Advance LLC (“Advance”) (formerly, HEVC Advance LLC) is an independent licensing administrator company formed to lead the development, administration, and management of patent pools for licensing essential patents of the most important standards-based video codec technologies. Advance provides a transparent and efficient licensing mechanism for both patent owners and patent implementers.
Advance currently offers licenses to its HEVC Advance Patent Pool, which contains patents essential to HEVC/H.265. The license terms and conditions are Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory, providing rates that balance both Licensor and Licensee interests and complying with worldwide laws applicable to patent pools.
We are a law firm that specialises in the entire field of intellectual property.
In particular, our experience extends to:
• Strategic advice regarding trademarks and technical rights, unfair competition and copyright law
• Litigation before the specialist German courts including coordination of international proceedings with partners in other jurisdictions
• Licensing and other contract negotiations and drafting
• Evaluation and optimization of rights portfolios
• Developing and advising on advertising strategies, promotional material and randing
For our clients, we combine the legal excellence we have developed through many years of experience as intellectual property attorneys with one of the leading international firms in the world with the personal touch, availability and commitment that a smaller firm can offer. In our view, undertaking the highest quality legal work and having fun are not mutually exclusive – they are inter-dependent.
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Sisvel is fostering innovation and managing intellectual property. The Group identifies, evaluates and maximizes the value of IP assets for its partners around the world, providing firms with a revenue stream which can be reinvested in innovation for the generation of future revenues. Founded in 1982, the Group is headquartered in Luxembourg and has subsidiaries in China, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom. The Group has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and MPEG Audio, as well as broadcasting and receiving of digital terrestrial television standards maintained by the DVB Project. Sisvel currently operates patent pools and joint licensing programs in the fields of mobile communication; wireless local area networking 802.11; digital video broadcasting; recommendation engine and broadband access to data networks. For additional information, please visit: www.sisvel.com.