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Bronze - Individuals: infringement
A mainstay of the German patent space for the past six decades, Preu Bohlig & Partner operates with finesse across all industries, with IT and data protection an increasing focus. Healthcare disputes are also swiftly and favourably resolved, thanks to close collaboration between the IP team and the firm’s parallel pharmaceutical practice group. Clients report that the group is characterised by “strategic thinking, deep knowledge of court procedure and strong commercial focus”. “It seeks extra-judicial solutions and takes a realistic view of legal proceedings; and all of its practitioners are highly personable and professionally capable.” In the spotlight in Berlin is barrister Christian Donle, who has carved a niche defending telecommunications companies against NPEs and recently intervened in the seminal Nokia v Daimler battles on behalf of Huawei. The electronics and telecommunications fields – and especially network technologies – are likewise fortes for Munich’s Alexander Harguth, whose recent credits include acting for Girard Sudron in a dispute over LED bulbs at both the Regional Court of Mannheim and the EPO. Also in Munich is Andreas Haberl, who acts on both the contentious and non-contentious sides; he is “precise in his arguments, quick to grasp technically complex subject matter and open minded in suggesting low-escalation, cost-effective solutions, while rising to the challenge in court litigation”. Over in Dusseldorf, the key figure is IP and IT doyen Christian Kau: “He keeps the atmosphere friendly and constructive without ever losing focus, and responds to issues comprehensively and straightforwardly at short notice.”