IAM Patent 1000, 2021: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
IAM Patent 1000, 2021 – Germany – Infringement – Tier 3
Boutique KLAKA offers an “outstanding service with a personal touch” from twin bases in Munich and Dusseldorf. It assembles agile, flexible teams to tackle infringement suits across all industries, alongside regular oppositions, nullity and cancellation proceedings before the EPO. Star litigators include Olaf Giebe and Constantin Kurtz, both of whom are familiar faces at the Federal Patent Court. Giebe is a technical renaissance man with an intuitive understanding of everything from pharmaceuticals to materials science, vehicles and bicycles. Kurtz has been kept busy of late on significant SEP-related matters on behalf of WIKO, while also gaining new automotive and construction clients. Stefan Eck guides biotech research companies through intense negotiations with multinationals; while founding member Michael Nieder dispenses sage advice on patent infringement and the related areas of unfair competition law and food and druglaw.