Information technology

Our information technology department handles patent and utility model applications and represents you in both opposition and revocation and infringement proceedings, particularly in the following technical fields:

  • Communications engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering
  • High-frequency technology
  • Computer-implemented inventions
  • Computer technology (hardware, software)
  • Internet, data networks

Right from the beginning we assist you in protecting your innovations, starting with initial consultation concerning an application strategy that is tailored to your needs.

Thanks to our close co-operation with American and Asian law firms, we have the expertise to secure optimum protection for your ideas and innovations in those markets, too. For example, even when preparing national applications, we make sure that the legal requirements of other countries are considered as well, so that comprehensive protection in the various countries is ensured.  At the same time, this allows us to conduct examination procedures with the patent offices of other countries in a cost-efficient manner.

This is particularly important in the field of information technology as national regulations concerning the protection of computer-implemented inventions or software differ greatly.  Especially with patent applications in Germany and Europe, we therefore particularly concentrate on the issue of the “technical character” of a computer-related invention.