IAM Patent 1000, 2023: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

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IAM Patent 1000, 2023 – Germany – Infringement – Tier 3

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“KLAKA is a top choice for all types of IP litigation. The team offers convincing arguments in every respect and is especially strong in the area of standard-essential patents. Its attorneys are very familiar with each of Germany’s important patent courts, and ideally tailor each proposal to fit the venue.” The top names to know are Constantin Kurtz, Olaf Giebe, Stefan Eck and, joining the trio in the IAM Patent 1000 this year, Wolfgang Götz. All four earn stellar endorsements from clients. “Constantin’s work is characterised by excellent technical understanding, very good argumentative skills and high efficiency. He has an amazing ability to identify the essential aspects of complex patent litigation, develop appropriate strategy for further proceedings and correctly place the decisive arguments. Constantin knows exactly which judge pays attention to what and can optimise submissions and pleadings accordingly.” “Olaf is one of the best and most experienced patent litigators in Germany. He provides very clear and thorough advice to his clients. He is very thorough in his work and has a clear language in the courtroom. He is a very quick learner and has a very good technical understanding. Olaf presents complex technical information in a very understandable and presentable way for the court. His communications are very structured and clear, and he is a great dispute tactician. His calm, factual and modest demeanour is well received by judges. He has an in-depth knowledge of the relevant courts and always delivers a realistic assessment of success.” “Stefan’s broad knowledge of the German patent litigation landscape is invaluable. He inspires confidence and his performance never disappoints. Stefan is one of the most recommendable patent litigators in Munich. He provides very clear and thorough advice and is a pleasure to work with. Stefan listens actively and offers his advice with precision, adapted to every interlocutor. He works in a detailed manner and is highly motivated to finish the case successfully.” “Wolfgang simply is one of Germany’s best patent litigators. He is extremely precise and invariably locates the needle in the haystack of the other side’s arguments. At the same time, his precision never limits the passion and creativity he brings to every argument. He is always able to come up with a totally different viewpoint from anyone else. He is incredibly experienced and always up to date on the latest case law and the decisions of the Federal Court of Justice. To top it off, he is very likeable and fun and comfortable to work with. He is excellent, hands on and can be relied upon without exception.”

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