DREISS Patentanwälte PartG mbB

DREISS Patentanwälte PartG mbB is one of the largest IP law firms in the highly innovative and dynamic industrial region of Stuttgart, southwest Germany. The DREISS team, which  comprises about 20 IP attorneys, has been growing rapidly in the past few years, illustrating the success of the firm. Clients value the tailored advice they receive.


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 that 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. High staff retention enables the firm to develop and grow with its clients. DREISS attorneys are supported by a highly trained and specialised team of about 50 multilingual and responsive paralegals. This strong back office helps the DREISS team not only in prosecution work, but also in the national and international litigation cases that the DREISS attorneys are frequently engaged in. Instead of basing its capacities on expensive overheads, DREISS employs a strategy of competence within the firm, in combination with excellent international connections to top-tier firms around the globe. This is Swabian IP management: quality and efficiency at a good cost-to-value ratio without unnecessary frills.


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 DREISS professionals address their clients’ most challenging questions and needs. Every client is assigned at least one dedicated attorney who is familiar with the client’s individual needs and is an expert in the relevant field of technology. DREISS clients value this comprehensive approach. Specific projects (eg, large litigation and nullity proceedings) are managed by teams of professionals best suited to the task through 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 the firm’s attorneys do not shy away from conflict, they have an impressive track record of brokering 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 devices and 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 Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Friedrichstrasse 6
Stuttgart 70174

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