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.
Recommended - Individuals: prosecution and nullity
Appearing in the IAM Patent 1000 this year thanks to top reports from its patrons, Bodenseepatent combines the efforts of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law to provide an all-encompassing service. With an almost 50-year history, the ensemble has built a strong reputation, especially for fulfilling the needs of start-ups. “The team members have a remarkable knowledge of cross-border infringement and nullity proceedings and move on the national as well as international terrain with an astonishing sureness. The fact that you are always looked after by a partner tremendously simplifies the working relationship. The firm offers an impressive overall package, with exceptional legal expertise and a key attitude that the best solution to a patent dispute is not necessarily reached in court. This saves clients unnecessary risks and costs. Also, its cost rates are always fair and comprehensible in every respect.” The dynamic duo leading the practice are mechanical engineer Bernhard Boniberger and physicist Benjamin Merkel, each of whom receives similarly high praise. “Bernhard has great legal experience in both patent prosecution and patent infringement, and has an ability to present even complex matters in a quickly understandable way. He provides detailed and sharp assessments with a very solution-driven approach, while permanently keeping in mind the client’s needs.” “I personally appreciate Mr Merkel’s broad technical and legal knowledge and excellent understanding, his eloquent writing style and – last but not least – the always friendly demeanour.”