Your strong partner for mastering the UPC
HOFFMANN EITLE has been selected by innovators as their partner for the protection of intellectual property, and has been one of the leading firms in Europe, for 130 years.
Multi-disciplined with a broad range of technical expertise and litigation experience
The new streamlined procedure and short terms at the UPC will require fast and effective litigation handling.
Our combined and seamless cooperation and litigation expertise between our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law results in a strong team with necessary creativity and synergies for the technical, legal, procedural and strategic aspects of a case.
HOFFMANN EITLE has mastered the change of the European patent system upon establishment of the EPO in 1977 and has become the market leader in EPO oppositions.
Understanding the UPC
Knowing the multiple options provided by the UPC and their impact on your business, we are fit to provide you with customized advice in line with your business objectives.
We have given numerous webinars on UP and UPC topics over the past several years and have compiled our knowledge in the now published 2nd edition of the UPC Handbook.
We have established an internal UPC Task Force (below) that is continuously working on the implementation of the UP and the requirements of the UPC.
Close to you
We accompany you each step through the new system and our strategies are tailored to your needs.
Your strong partner for IP in Europe with over 130 years of experience
Since 1892 HOFFMANN EITLE has been known for experience and quality in the protection of intellectual property. HOFFMANN EITLE was also among the first firms to create a one-stop shop for contentious patent matters in Germany. Our patent litigation and licensing group was established in the early 1990’s. We draft and prosecute patent applications, handle litigation proceedings in Germany and orchestrate, with our close connections to local counsels all over Europe.
150 patent attorneys: European and national patent attorneys covering all main jurisdictions in Europe, including Germany, the UK, France, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Belgium
20 German attorneys-at-law
30 technical university graduates as patent attorney trainees
Total staff of more than 450
HOFFMANN EITLE as your One-Stop Team
As market leader in EPO opposition proceedings with an impressive success rate HOFFMANN EITLE is one of the first addresses to turn to when it comes to challenging the validity of a European patent.
One of our core strengths is the close cooperation between our litigation lawyers and our patent attorneys. Together, they establish the technical, scientific and medical background of each individual case to form a legally accurate assessment. By joining forces, our attorneys quickly establish the key details, communicate effectively and develop strong arguments for our clients.