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Gold - Firms: litigation and transactions
“The IP community in Austria is a small but impressive one and GEISTWERT stands out among the top-tier firms. Its team of outstanding patent litigators across all technical domains are the go-to for strategic IP advice, patent litigation and transactional support. The overall experience of working with them is phenomenal.” First name on the roster Rainer Schultes also earns glowing feedback: “Rainer is an exceptional litigator when it comes to patent disputes. He is straightforward, intelligent and never short of a plan. His specific strength stems not only from his extraordinary grasp of patent law and relevant case law, but also from his comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry’s environment and overall business aims and strategy.” The talent does not stop there though, with Alexander Schnider, Constantin Kletzer, Max Mosing and Juliane Messner all bringing their expertise to the mix. “It’s impressive how seamlessly the GEISTWERT partners work together. They truly act as a team and, most remarkably, they always select the best person for the job, ensuring their clients receive a personal and tailored service.” Of late, Schultes, Schnider and Kletzer represented TeleTan in an infringement claim against the bank Six Payment Systems for using TeleTan’s patented authentication system on their online payment authorisation platform. Schnider is extremely knowledgeable and can readily understand even the most intricate technical topics, and Kletzer is a holistic counsellor and a fine choice for all intricate IP mandates. He also recently linked up with Mosing and Messner to aid Österreichische Post AG, a former Austrian monopolist and major state-owned company, with all aspects of its technology transfer, from strategic guidance to licensing and monetisation. “Max has a superb knowledge of the law and how to apply it practically”, while “Juliane perfectly combines the world of IP law with transactions law – a unique talent, especially in international projects”.