Excellence in intellectual property law

Industry publications in Germany and abroad document Wildanger’s outstanding expertise and excellent reputation in the field of intellectual property.

Patent law

JUVE 2021

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022

Ranked top tier for patent litigation - "this market-leading IP firm handled a multitude of SEP and FRAND suits at once. Its partners, who are renowned across the board, remain very active for SEP holders." "This works despite the partner-centric approach because of the close cooperation between senior partners and younger partners, such as Soenke Fock, Alexander Reetz and Jasper Meyer zu Riemsloh. By no means does every Düsseldorf IP boutique take such a cooperative approach." "Despite the predominance of SEP suits, Wildanger’s actual strength lies in its broad-based litigation activity in pharma, mobile communications, medical technology and mechanics patents."

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021

Ranked top tier for patent litigation – “one of the most active and thus a leading litigation firm in Germany”, “Though SEP suits stand out, Wildanger’s actual strength lies in its broadly positioned and recently rejuvenated partnership. Litigation in pharma, mobile communications and mechanics patents accounts for relatively equal portions of activity.”

Legal 500 2020

“Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v Schwerin & Partner mbB is an indispensable part of Germany's patent infringement market. The Düsseldorf-based boutique offering is known for its expertise in standard-essential patents and offers technical versatility. Pharma and life sciences matters form just as much part of its service offering as telecoms, mechanical engineering and electronics instructions.”

IAM Legal 1000 2020

Recommended as a leading law firm for patent infringement with six partners recommended as leading individuals

Chambers Europe 2020

Esteemed IP boutique with an excellent reputation for patent litigation. Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in large-scale patent infringement proceedings and enforcement actions against competitors. One interviewee describes the firm as a "very strong practice," praising its "good quality."

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020

Ranked top tier for patent litigation – “one of the most active litigation outfits in Düsseldorf, in part due to its unusual breadth. Wildanger conducts equal amounts of litigation in pharma, mobile communications and mechanics.”, “The firm was thus able to use its know-how in NPE suits to advantage in what is currently the most important area of patent litigation.”

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

Ranked top tier for patent litigation –“ among the leading litigation outfits in patents and is visible in a host of major proceedings with its many renowned partners”, “large experience in SEP-litigation and with FRAND-issues”

Trademark and unfair competition

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021

“With its extensive IP experience, the firm often convinces clients in the long term. For a well-known tool manufacturer, which joined the firm last year as a new client in soft IP, the team is now a permanent representative in design and UWG disputes concerning imitations of power tools.”

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

“best known for its litigation in trademarks and unfair competition”, “Jörg Schmidt concentrates on soft IP and enjoys a good reputation for these cases”