We represent our clients in the field of industrial property law before authorities and courts in Germany and Europe, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the Federal Office of Plant Varieties (BSA), the Federal German Patent Court (BPatG), the European Patent Office (EPA), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO).

Our national and international network with partner law firms enables us to put together the best team for each specific case, so we can efficiently achieve your desired goal and protect your interests at home and abroad.

We provide advice in all technical areas and on all aspects of patent, registered design, trademark and design law, employee invention law and variety protection. We can advise you on an efficient IP strategy and implementing your intellectual property in Germany, Europe and across the world. Furthermore, we create infringement and validity reports as well as freedom to operate reports and also advise on knowledge transfer protection and transfer, cooperation agreements and portfolio management.

We represent national and international clients such as individual inventors, start-ups, universities and SMEs.

The law firm’s range of services include the acquisition, defence and enforcement of industrial property law. This includes the protection of patents, designs and brands in particular and also the corresponding contract law such as licence and knowledge transfer agreements, as well as employee invention law, especially:


Claus Simandi (Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Design and Trademark Attorney) has been working in industrial property law since 1997.

Claus Simandi

His key activities comprise supporting patent granting procedures and opposition proceedings, as well as defence and licensing and legal enforcement of inventions, especially in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and diagnostics.

Claus is involved in the development of both general and specific patent strategies as well as IP portfolios on a regular basis. Additionally, he specialises in due diligence processes and preparing reports on freedom to operate.

Claus is a graduate chemist and completed a post-graduate course in industrial property law at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He was a scholarship holder of the European Patent Office in the CEIPI / Section Internationale of the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg.

Before founding his firm in 2006, he worked in industrial property law in the patent department at Aventis Research & Technologies, Frankfurt (Hoechst AG) and also in the patent department at Hoffmann La Roche, Basel as well as at Dreiss Patentanwälte in Stuttgart.

Claus has been involved in the Science4Life start-up initiative as an industry expert and network partner since 1999. He has been holding seminars on patent law at the Akademie Heidelberg since 2010. He speaks fluent German, English and French.


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