DREISS Patentanwaelte PartG mbB

Founded in the 1930s, DREISS Patentanwaelte PartG mbB is one of the largest IP law firms in the innovative and dynamic industrial region of Stuttgart, Southwest Germany. DREISS comprises about 50 IP and administrative professionals, who attend the needs of their clients either individually or as teams. The office is located in the centre of Stuttgart, directly next to the main railway station and is therefore perfectly accessible by both public transport and car.


DREISS provides the full spectrum of IP services in Germany and Europe. Its clients range from large multinationals (mainly from Germany, the United States, Korea and China) to small and medium-sized enterprises. DREISS also advises a number of highly specialised enterprises which are world leaders in their respective technical niche. All IP professionals at DREISS are experts in their specific fields, from both an IP and a technology perspective. Fluctuation in professionals is practically unknown at DREISS and such stability allows the firm to develop and grow with its clients. In the back office, a team of experienced and specially trained IP paralegals provides highly responsive administrative support. All professionals and paralegals are fluent in German and English, with many having additional language skills such as French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Russian and Turkish. DREISS maintains and continuously develops a worldwide network of trusted law firms, enabling it to provide a truly global service in all IP-related matters.


DREISS is structured to foster close cooperation and the sharing of expertise and experience between its attorneys. This enables the firm to easily tackle large-scale projects across disciplines. At daily roundtable meetings between all DREISS professionals, its clients' most challenging questions and needs are addressed. Every client is assigned at least one dedicated attorney who is familiar with the client’s individual needs and is an expert in the appropriate field of technology. DREISS clients value the comprehensive approach of its counselling. Specific projects (eg, large litigation and nullity proceedings) are managed by teams of professionals best suited to the task from both technical background and legal experience. The experienced litigation teams cooperate closely with Germany's top attorneys at law to successfully enforce the interests of DREISS' clients in nullity and infringement actions. While they do not shy away from conflict, they have an impressive track record of having brokered a number of beneficial settlement and licence agreements for clients. DREISS also prides itself in its commitment to rapidly answer any queries clients may have, taking to heart the saying ‘the worst advice is advice given too late’.

Practices and services

DREISS specialises in:

  • patent prosecution;
  • patent invalidation;
  • patent litigation;
  • trademark prosecution;
  • trademark invalidation;
  • trademark litigation;
  • design right prosecution;
  • design right invalidation;
  • design right litigation;
  • domain rights;
  • counterfeiting and piracy;
  • IP portfolio management and optimisation;
  • searches and monitoring;
  • licensing;
  • validity and infringement opinions;
  • freedom-to-operate opinions; and
  • employee inventors’ law (from a company perspective).

DREISS covers the following key technical areas:

  • mechanical engineering;
  • control technology;
  • electrical engineering;
  • computer and software sciences;
  • information and telecoms;
  • material sciences;
  • process engineering;
  • medical technology;
  • optical technologies; and
  • nanotechnology.

DREISS works with clients in the following industries, among others:

  • automotive;
  • machine tools;
  • laser;
  • fluid technology;
  • communication;
  • automation;
  • artificial intelligence;
  • semi-conductors;
  • nanotechnology;
  • handling;
  • optical technologies;
  • construction;
  • medical;
  • material;
  • sanitary engineering;
  • aerospace;
  • consumer products;
  • commerce;
  • fashion; and
  • food.

Contact details

DREISS Patentanwaelte PartG mbB
Friedrichstrasse 6
Stuttgart D-70174

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