Esche Schümann Commichau

Patent Law

Enforcement of patents

Advice and representation in patent infringement proceedings, including damages proceedings as well as permanent and preliminary injunction proceedings before all German regional courts and higher regional courts; advice and representation in nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court, opposition and appeal proceedings before German Patent and Trademark Office and EPO.

Other industrial property rights

Advising on utility models, supplementary protection certificates and protection of plant varieties; representation in cancellation, opposition, and infringement proceedings.

Confidentiality and know-how

Drafting of confidentiality agreements, litigation in case of misappropriation of business secrets.

Employed inventor law

Advice regarding claims to and determination of remuneration; arbitration proceedings.

Border and trade fair seizures

Initiation and supervision of seizure proceedings based on infringement of patents, utility models and other protective rights (product piracy) at the border as well as in the course of trade fairs and exhibitions.

Licensing agreements and technology transfers

Structuring of licensing agreements for patents, utility models, know-how and other technical and non-technical protective rights, research and development contracts, manufacturing agreements, joint venture and distribution agreements; advising on antitrust requirements of technology transfer.

IP due diligence

Valuation of patents and licenses in mergers and acquisitions of enterprises; patent and trademark evaluation; legal opinions on intellectual property rights.