We provide patent attorney solutions in all areas of intellectual property. The main focus of our services is to provide comprehensive advice in all matters concerning patents, trademarks, designs, license contracts and strategy.
At Altmann Stößel Dick, we take care of your national and international applications for patents, utility models, trademarks and designs. Of course, we also help you to identify possible inventions in advance – for example, in the context of invention harvesting projects – to evaluate them and to understand their potential. Regarding brands and designs, we are happy to contribute our experience already in the development phase. Due to their multiple qualifications, our patent attorneys represent clients in proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court, the WIPO, the EuIPO, the Federal Plant Variety Office and the Community Plant Variety Office. In addition to these German and European procedures, we are also happy to coordinate and manage prosecution of your applications in an international context through our network of competent and trusted colleagues all over the world.
VALIDITY AND INFRINGEMENT
Altmann Stößel Dick support you regarding the enforcement of your intellectual property rights in infringement proceedings. On the other hand, our patent attorneys also have great expertise in invalidation actions against intellectual property rights – in particular in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court as well as in German patent nullity proceedings. In patent infringement proceedings, we regularly cooperate with renowned and specialized litigators. Many of the firm’s patent attorneys have additional training to represent cases before the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Our Attorneys also advise our clients regarding trademark and design invalidity or enforcement.
Are you interested in administrative support for your IP portfolio and do you want to outsource the corresponding internal administration activities or not implement them from the scratch? Then you will find a perfect cooperation partner at Altmann Stößel Dick. We have also been providing administrative support for large patent portfolios for many years. We know the various national peculiarities and have developed, tested and implemented efficient structures in our administration over the years. They enable cost-effective management of intellectual property rights in a wide variety of countries also from a purely administrative point of view. If questions arise in the course of managing your IP portfolio that require legal advice, an experienced patent attorney is available at all times.
In view of the considerable practical expertise and specific knowledge of the sectors involved, Altmann Stößel Dick is happy to advise you regarding contract matters in which intellectual property plays a central part. Of course, this primarily pertains to license agreements. However, intellectual property also plays a pivotal role in research and cooperation agreements, material transfer agreements and non-disclosure agreements. We understand the interests of both, industry and academic institutions.
Altmann Stößel Dick advises you concerning all strategic aspects of intellectual property rights. This includes the evaluation and assessment of patent portfolios with a view to the current business focus of your activities, the creation and assessment of patent landscapes, assessment of intellectual property rights of third parties as part of freedom-to-operate (FTO) considerations, due diligence-procedures and monetary evaluation of intellectual property rights in the context of M&A projects or transactions and the evaluation of contracts.