IP strategies

Significantly more potential than you think lies in patents, utility models, trademarks, and designs. As long as these IP rights specifically protect what makes your business profitable and what your customers are willing to pay a higher price for, your IP portfolio is more valuable than before. Our unique selling point as an IP law firm is the following: We link the initial disclosure of an invention, patent application with your economic added value—and we already do so in the design phase of the new product before a patent has even been filed. We determine exactly what has to be done in this phase, so that you can achieve your competitive advantage.

3D printing, smart appliances, smart home, autonomous driving, energy efficiency, battery technology, system operations, XaaS: These and other industry 4.0 developments and the digital transformation show that the markets of tomorrow are already in the process of getting protected today. The products of the future unite cross-sectional technologies and, for example, also include machines, sensors, software, customer data, and raw materials. This interplay between various components opens up new potential for companies, which can be protected on the basis of the technical characteristics—provided that they were derived from the economic added value beforehand (e.g. from the value creation process or the product benefit). We support you in tackling this challenging task: Already in the design phase of your innovations, we analytically derive their potential and their possible scope of protection. Thus, we can ensure at an early stage that your ideas are optimally protected and their market exclusivity is guaranteed.

We’ll support you in developing an IP strategy: We’ll analytically derive the potential and possible scope of protection of your innovations already in the initial phases of development. We‘ll do this, for example, in the context of a status quo analysis and by asking the following questions: How is your company positioned? Who are your competitors? And which one of them might possibly hinder the protection of your own products? With the appropriate measures, we can ensure that your innovations remain protected and your market exclusivity secured. We provide you with targeted solutions – and not only a property right.

Your partner for IP strategies

Johannes Simons


Erik Schäfer


Matthias Waters


Dr. Reinhard Fischer


Michel Kaminsky


Further legal services

Our expertise goes even further. Find out more about our other legal services here!


We’ll support you in infringement proceedings in court, in opposition or revocation proceedings or at arbitration tribunals. Furthermore, we’ll show you exactly what to do when counterfeits of your products come into circulation.

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Prior to the registration of intellectual property rights and also while maintaining your existing portfolio, you should keep a good eye on the market. In that way, you can stay on the safe side and effectively prevent risks.

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Validity proceedings

We stand up for you if your intellectual property rights are attacked or if you want to challenge the validity of someone else‘s property right.

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Do you have any questions, wishes or suggestions? We are looking forward to your inquiry and are at any time at your entire disposal.

General and official contact

Do you have any questions, wishes or suggestions? We are looking forward to your inquiry and are at your disposal at any time.

Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 90490-0
Fax: +49 211 90490-49


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Munich Office

Maximilianstraße 13
D-80539 München
Phone: +49 89 20300-6320
Fax: +49 89 20300-6322

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Press contact

If you have more questions about our law firm or need any further documentations or want to subscribe to our press mailing list, please contact our marketing manager Christiane Hering.

Christiane Hering
Marketing Manager

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 90490-266


Applicant contact

Do you have any questions regarding your application or a job vacancy? Please contact our Personnel Officer Andrea Funk.

Andrea Funk
Personnel Officer

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Telefon: +49 211 90490-0
Telefax: +49 211 90490-49