Patents and utility models

Patent disputes can significantly influence the economic situation of a company. They require intensive examination of complex issues, special legal knowledge and an advisor with extensive forensic experience.

bock legal is one of the renowned law firms in Germany in the field of patent and utility model litigation. Our team, consisting exclusively of lawyers, has specialised in the conduct of infringement proceedings. In this field we closely cooperate with particularly specialised and renowned patent attorneys as well as with patent departments of companies. We advise and represent domestic and foreign companies of all sizes before all German special chambers for patent law, in particular in Düsseldorf, Europe’s leading litigation location, but also in Mannheim or our home court in Frankfurt am Main.

In cooperation with external patent attorneys, we also support opposition, nullity and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office (EPO) or the Federal Patent Court. When it comes to securing know-how, questions of commercialisation and rights of use, we also provide extra-judicial support in the drafting of research and development contracts as well as patent and know-how licensing agreements.

In patent law, bock legally represents particularly medium-sized companies, which are often market leaders in their industries, for example in the fields of tool manufacturing, painting machines, connection and automation technology, heat technology, lubricants or textile machines. In the field of pharmaceutical manufacturers, bock also represents them in questions of early entry or second medical use.