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Bronze - Individuals: infringement
Having long been one of the United Kingdom’s strongest patent prosecution outfits – and with recent years seeing it become one of the country’s best-known outfits on the litigation side too – it is hardly surprising that EIP has also positioned itself in Germany, to impressive effect. The German outpost excels in multinational litigation, especially in the electronics field, with the past year seeing it act for Conversant against Daimler in a hotly discussed SEP case and for Sonos against Google in preliminary injunction and infringement proceedings. Involved in both are Christof Höhne and Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky. Höhne heads up the Düsseldorf office and during his career has spent time within some of the world’s best-known international law firms. His clients call him “a careful advocate and a practical counsellor, with a deep understanding of cellular technology”. Fellow electronics expert Schmidt-Bogatzky is similarly renowned: “Florian is one of the most creative German litigators we work with, he’s our go-to attorney for difficult cases that require a fast turn-around and out-of-the-box thinking, with respect to both technical and procedural issues. He acts in patent litigation involving a wide range of technologies, and he has no issue mastering every nuance of the cases.”