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Michalski Hüttermann’s rising profile in the German patent prosecution space can be attributed to the strength, dedication and ambition of its leading practitioners: competitors observe that the firm has “assembled a team with impressive expertise, generating high growth in a short space of time”. Led by namesakes Stefan Michalski and Aloys Hüttermann, it assists clients in sectors as diverse as chemistry, mechanical engineering, consumer goods and electronics, processing huge volumes of patent filings, managing large patent portfolios and putting in winning appearances in EPO hearings. Master strategist Michalski has a wealth of both chemistry and biochemistry knowledge, while Hüttermann holds a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry; the pair have been lately tending to the prosecution and opposition needs of Lotte Advanced Materials & Lotte Chemical Corporation. They are joined by electrical engineer Guido Quiram and physicist Dirk Schulz, who both receive rave recommendations from clients. Quiram is an “out-of-the-box thinker who can grasp the economic context of all legal decisions” – qualities valued by the likes of ABB AG/Hitachi Power Grids and pump systems innovator WILO SE. The “pragmatic and efficient” Schulz primarily provides technical support to law firms on infringement actions; he “manages his team effectively, is dynamic in coming up with creative arguments and quickly becomes familiar with every technical aspect of not just the patent at hand, but also the relevant prior art”.