The JUVE Handbook 2022/2023 with the associated JUVE Patent Germany rankings has been published today. The ranking reflects our expertise in the areas of patent prosecution and patent litigation as well as technical know-how in the areas of biotechnology, pharma and chemistry. JUVE Patent rankings are carefully researched by an independent team of journalists, who send out questionnaires and conduct interviews with lawyers, clients, legal academics and judges.
Recommended indivuduals in the category Patent Filing (Recommended patent filing firms in technical specialities):
- Dr Regina Neuefeind, Pharma and biotechnology
- Dr Eva Ehlich, Pharma and biotechnology / Chemistry
- Dr Dirk Bühler, Pharma and biotechnology (“hugely experienced biotech patent prosecutor”, competitor)
Recommended fields of expertise:
- Pharma and biotechnology
JUVE states, that “Patent attorneys such as Regina Neuefeind, Eva Ehlich and Dirk Bühler conduct numerous oppositions at the EPO, as well as nullity suits over key ingredients. (…) they are active for patent holders and manufacturers of generics and biosimilars in equal measure.”
Category Litigation: Patent Attorneys – Germany 2022 (Preeminent law firms in patent prosecution) & Category Litigation Lawyers (Preeminent law firms in patent litigation)
JUVE praises Maiwald’s established mixed approach, being specialized “in litigation, with an emphasis on pharma, biotech and medical products. The patent attorneys are among the chasing pack at the top of the market, while the lawyers are well positioned in litigation. Having restructured in recent years, Maiwald is on a clear path towards expansion. The patent litigation team welcomed experienced patent attorney Ulrike Herr from Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler. She has many years of experience in SPC lawsuits and thus complements Maiwald’s well-respected life sciences team nicely.”
We are very happy about the 4-star ranking in the category “Litigation: Patent Attorneys – Germany 2022”.
JUVE points out Maiwald’s strenghts, which is “Litigation and patent prosecution with technical expertise in biotech, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Licensing contracts. Excellent US contacts” and Maiwalds specialties: “IP activity with a clear focus on patent prosecution. Broad technical spectrum with a large pharmaceuticals and chemicals practice. Opposition and nullity suits. Infringement proceedings with mixed teams. Licensing and R&D contracts.”
Ranking of the legal team
Not only the patent attorneys but also the legal team of the law firm was listed and highlighted again. Special praise goes to Dr Marco Stief, having “an especially strong reputation as a distinguished expert for licences and issues surrounding SPCs.”
The head of our legal team, Dr Marco Stief is again listed in the category “Lawyers in patent litigation – Germany 2022“ being (“excellent, pragmatic patent lawyer”, “thorough and very dedicated” competitor).
You can find more information about the ranking here: