Awards in two jurisdictions.
Germany: Gold for “prosecution and nullity”, bronze for “infringement” and recommended for “transactions”. European Patent Office: Silver award
In the latest edition of the IAM Patent 1000 ranking, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT is pleased to have received awards in three areas of law for the jurisdiction Germany. While the commitment in the area of “prosecution and nullity” is valued with the top category “gold”, the law firm receives bronze for “infringement” and a recommendation in the area of “transactions”. At the level of the European Patent Office (EPO), in which a total of only 46 law firms worldwide are considered, the firm can be proud of the second highest award, “silver”.
IAM Patent 1000 thus honours the firm’s all-round patent services, which range from high-profile litigation and tricky transactions to technically complex applications. Client testimonials also praise the extremely competent patent attorneys in IP matters and the extensive research offered for patent applications at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.
Individuals highlighted are patent attorney Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, who is invaluable to well-known clients such as Microsoft due to his profound knowledge of the industry and many years of experience. Christian W. Appelt is praised for his profound knowledge of the Asian patent market, high level of technical knowledge and strong litigation skills. Dr. Markus Engelhard is singled out as an expert in bio-sciences, providing comprehensive and competent advice to clients of all sizes, from small start-ups to multinational corporations. Dr. Dennis Kretschmann is recommended for his tactically astute and technically adept portfolio management in the fields of physics, optics, electrical engineering, IT and software, and his expertise in infringement proceedings is praised.
Clients are also enthusiastic about Christoph Angerhausen. “Whether it concerns German, European, or foreign intellectual property rights, Christoph Angerhausen uses his years of extremely deep technical and process experience to obtain high-quality enforceable patents in a targeted, cost-sensitive and efficient manner. Angerhausen’s representation in examination procedures is outstanding.” In addition, his persuasiveness, razor-sharp argumentation and efficiency, which leads to optimal results and complete satisfaction on the client’s side, are also praised.
Among the attorneys at law at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann, Dr. Michael Rüberg and Dr. Sebastian Engels receive special mention. While Mr Haarmann’s sound know-how in trade mark law and his focus on the Asian markets are praised, attorney Rüberg receives special mention for his reliability, the perspective from the client’s side and the expertise in patent infringement cases across several jurisdictions. In addition, he is “[…] easy to work with on a personal level and […] technically very accomplished.”
Dr. Sebastian Engels is not only praised for his professional attitude and excellent legal work, but also judged as a true partner of clients, who understands and supports their needs and visions, while also putting their economic goals first.
IAM Patent 1000 produces annual rankings of the world’s leading IP law firms, with a focus on the patent field. For this purpose, comprehensive qualitative research is conducted in the form of interviews and an evaluation of written submissions by the law firms. In this way, the best in their field are identified on the basis of their expertise, market presence and the complexity of their work.
The current ranking of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT in IAM Patent 1000 can be viewed online here.