IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Austria

It’s business as usual on the Austrian patent scene: filing activity remains healthy and practitioners enjoy a steady stream of work from domestic and international businesses across the contentious/non-contentious divide. Innovation in traditional sectors such as pharmaceuticals continues to boom and there has also been an uptick in the computer-implemented...

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It’s business as usual on the Austrian patent scene: filing activity remains healthy and practitioners enjoy a steady stream of work from domestic and international businesses across the contentious/non-contentious divide. Innovation in traditional sectors such as pharmaceuticals continues to boom and there has also been an uptick in the computer-implemented inventions space of late, leading to an increase in instructions for local prosecution firms. Meanwhile, the indications suggest that the Austrian government plans to do away with the traditional prosecution/litigation divide with a view to allowing patent attorneys and litigators to work together under one roof. While this initiative is by no means a certainty, the mere prospect has certainly created a buzz in the Austrian patent community.

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