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The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

Bronze - Firms: litigation and transactions

Compact, well-run firm CERHA HEMPEL offers an all-inclusive service with a boutique feel. Although it is best known for its trademark expertise, it has significantly bolstered its patent capabilities and has also started making waves in the transactions space. One example of this is its integral role advising gbtec Holding on the high-profile cross-border acquisition of software solutions company avedos GRC. The firm’s practitioners stand out for their strategic oversight in commercial settings – and none more so than Katharina Majchrzak, who has spent over a decade focusing on employee inventions. She regularly counsels in the biotechnology and life sciences spheres, and recently advised San Pacific Investments and Austrian entrepreneur Erich Erber on a shareholding sale of the ERBER group to Royal DSM.

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