Chemistry, pharmaceuticals, life sciences
With us, the chemistry is just right. Since the 90s, we have been supporting companies from the chemical as well as pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. Often issues regarding medical technology, technical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biochemistry play a role. Patents in these areas frequently have to do with chemical processes, such as the isolation and modification of organic base materials for synthesis. But we are also increasingly involved in issues dealing with biotechnological inventions and their patenting. For several years, biotechnology has been one of the areas with the highest amount of patent applications at the European Patent Office. So what is the challenge for a good law firm? To define and provide comprehensive protection for inventions—protection that cannot be bypassed. And that is one of our strengths, which is very much appreciated by our clients.
Our patent attorneys deal with technical property rights in all areas of electrical engineering—for example in the areas of renewable energy, semiconductors and devices, microsystems technology and sensor technology.
Mechanical engineering is our home turf. Our clients in this line of business are companies that are heavily export-oriented and rooted mainly in Germany and Europe, for example in the fields of process and production technology, civil engineering, mechatronics, and medical technology.
Physical inventions are an important pillar for our firm. They often involve innovations regarding new materials, or developments involving physical procedures.
IT and communication technology
Many software-related inventions can be protected by intellectual property rights. We support our clients in doing so. In addition, as patent attorneys for the IT industry, we are also active in the area of communication technology.