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Maiwald establishes practice for patent litigation in the field of standard-essential HEVC patents and video codec technologies against non-practicing entities

Maiwald is setting up a patent litigation team with partner Dr Simon Lud and two associates. Maiwald is mandated by Unified Patents, LLC, located in the USA.

Unified Patents is a member-based organization whose goal is to prevent aggressive patent assertions by non-practicing entities (NPEs) in certain technology areas.

Dr Simon Lud and his team is instructed to handle the litigation on behalf of Unified Patents against EP-patents of NPEs in Europe in the field of video codec technologies. HEVC, High Efficiency Video Coding, is a standard for encoding video content and images and is considered a key technology for multimedia technologies and video streaming services.

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Dr Eva Dörner


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Representative before the UPC


Dr Simon Lud


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


About Maiwald

Maiwald is a leading law firm in the field of intellectual property rights. With approximately 240 employees in Munich and Düsseldorf, Maiwald comprehensively supports companies in securing, defending and enforcing their intellectual property rights. Clients include start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and industrial groups in a wide range of industries. Approximately 80 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law work internationally for clients in the fields of pharmaceuticals & biotechnology, organic chemistry & polymers, inorganic chemistry & building materials, food & agriculture, electrical engineering & mechanical engineering, communication & information technology, mobility & energy, displays & light, measuring & process engineering as well as medical technology & imaging. Maiwald advises and represents clients with regard to patents & utility models, supplementary protection certificates, trademarks & designs, copyright law, competition & antitrust law, compliance, contract law, employee invention law, pharmaceutical law, data protection and plant variety protection. The magazine Managing Intellectual Property named Maiwald “European SPC/Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2021”, “European Cross-Border Patent Litigation Team of the Year 2021” and “German Impact Case of the Year 2021”.