Technical expertise

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Since the invention of writing, new information and communication technologies have marked the most important turning points in our culture. Nothing has changed our lives more in the past 50 years than the inventions of computer and information technology and the digitalization that has built on them. 

As a result, there is hardly any other area of technology where patent portfolios are as extensive or where the dispute over property rights is more bitter than in the ICT world.
 

 

Expertise

The best possible patent protection and the corporate success of our clients are our entire ambition. 

Our patent attorneys for IT and communication technologies know exactly how research and development departments think and work. They themselves have worked in industry for many years following their university careers. For our clients, this has the clear advantage of communication at eye level.

In order to keep up with the rapid innovation cycles of modern ITC technologies, our experts continuously educate themselves both technically and legally. They follow the latest developments in all relevant markets and industries. In addition, they actively participate - mostly as speakers - in conferences. 

The technical expertise of our ITC competence team covers the entire range of standardized as well as proprietary technologies.

These include in particular:

  • Wireless and wireline communication and connectivity technologies  
  • Standard relevant patents/inventions (SEP) 
  • Mobile communications technology 
  • Computer and network technology 
  • Image, audio and video processing 
  • User interfaces (UIs) 
  • Communication (end) devices 
  • Security technologies, smart cards, cyptography 
  • Display and storage devices 
  • and many more.

Concept

Internationally operating market leaders, SMEs and start-ups appreciate the high quality standards and service level of our firm. Especially in the field of communication technology, fast response times are often crucial in IP matters. For this reason, our clients always speak directly with our IP experts responsible for the project - usually the patent attorney. And, depending on the task at hand, he or she is supported by the entire clout of our entire ICT team, as well as globally-proven cooperation partners.

The preparation of patent applications is one of our core services, as is the establishment and development of patent portfolios or the coordination of worldwide protection of related applications abroad. Another focus is the preparation of expert opinions, in particular on infringement and validity issues.

At the same time, the firm advises and represents ICT companies in all areas of IP law. Especially in patent infringement proceedings, our clients benefit from the close interaction of our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law. We assist you in enforcing and defending your IP rights before the relevant courts, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the European Patent Office (EPO).

In addition, our experts provide comprehensive advice in the area of IP management, from strategy definition to innovation and patent portfolio management to IP exploitation and IP risk management.
 
Further competencies of the firm lie in the following areas of law: