Patent Law

Our legal and patent attorneys are ready to advise you on all questions and matters relating to patent law. With our many years of experience, we can help you avoid problems and resolve disputes related to technological progress. In addition, we are at your disposal with our technical expertise and the necessary creativity to advance your ideas and solutions and to bring them into the form of a patent application.

More Informations

You can find further information in our team presentation.

We summarized the most important informations about patent law litigation in Germany in the brochure "Patent Litigation - Quick Guide to Proceedings in Germany".

Heuking Patents and Social Media

Our attorneys are represented on LinkedIn and Xing. We publish news on Twitter at @Heuking_Patents. We provide insights into our work and professional training activities on Instagram at heuking_patents.

Our Services in the Field of Patent Law

Patent Litigation

Our experienced attorneys conduct patent infringement and validity proceedings before the European Patent Office as well as the national courts, including the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice. We accompany you worldwide in comparable proceedings in the field of patents and utility models. In doing so, you will be advised and represented by specially trained and internationally experienced attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys, who look forward to technical matters and who bring with them the necessary tools.

Out of court, it is important to assess patent risks and opportunities and to act consequently, both within the company and towards business partners and competitors. Clear positions and resilient strategies are important in order to be respected and to extend the essential corporate freedom. Here, too, we can help you by conducting the necessary research, drafting opinions and defending positions. Our in-house specialists are at your side with their broad expertise, even in the most complex matters, and will support you in asserting your interests.

Patent Prosecution

Our patent attorneys will be happy to support you in the drafting stage of your ideas and inventions and to accompany you in the subsequent preparation of the patent application. They will assist you in the patent granting process with in-depth knowledge in various technical and scientific fields. We are also happy to provide you with support in market analysis or the development of a patent strategy suitable for your company. Thus, you will receive comprehensive and continuous support from the legal application up to the enforcement of your rights.

We work interdisciplinary

Filing and enforcing patents can be a challenge for inventors. To protect your innovative ideas and the resulting technical inventions from being copied or to prevent you from committing a patent infringement, it is important to know the legal framework and to meet corresponding deadlines. An infringement of patents can, for example, have consequences under criminal law, lead to exclusion from tendering procedures and result in warranty claims in the supply chain under commercial law. Even in these "peripheral areas" of patent law, we at Heuking can advise you from a single source by proven experts due to the full-service culture of our law firm.

The future Unitary Patent

The European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will soon be part of our everyday work. We are already preparing for the resulting changes for the patent system in Europe and are always keeping an eye on future developments. We have compiled further information on the page "Unitary Patent".

Go to Unitary Patent Page


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