Stolmár & Partner
Stolmár & Partner is a steadily growing IP law firm with at present 14 patent, trademark and design attorneys. Our attorneys are admitted to practice before the European Patent Office (EPO), the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), EUIPO, WIPO, Germany’s Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Supreme Court. Some of our attorneys are also admitted before the Swiss, Italian, French and the Austrian Patent and Trademark offices thus offering a seamless truly pan-european one-stop service. Besides the main Munich head office, we have branch offices in the Tuttlingen area (Neuhausen ob Eck), Hamburg and Geneva and a high competence in various technical areas. Our attorneys and agents are carefully recruited for their technical expertise and industrial experience. Most have earned an advanced technical degree and have significant industrial or academic experience across a wide spectrum of technical areas. While the firm provides a full range of services, it is organized internally around three main practice groups. They are the Chemical/Life Sciences Group, the Electrical/Software and the Medtech/Mechanical Group. Our IP lawyers are trained to evaluate intellectual property in the context of client business issues to ensure alignment with company goals. Strong patent claims constructed around strategic goals are invaluable as our clients commercialize ideas and defend leadership positions via litigation and oppositions. A special focus of the firm is opposition proceedings before the EPO and the GPTO, and invalidation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court. Practicing in Munich and at various domestic hightech spots is a distinct advantage. The firm’s proximity to the German (GPTO) and European Patent Office (EPO), the Federal Patent Court and the district court for litigation, allows us the opportunity to help shape the IP landscape. Attorneys can easily conduct in-person interviews at the GPTO and EPO and form substantive professional relationships with examiners given our regular presence at the GPTO and EPO.