Firm Overview: Founded in 2004,Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft –ROKH IP – is a law firm that specialises in litigation, arbitration and counselling exclusively in the field of intellectual property including licensing and employees invention law with a strong focus on patent litigation.The partners of the firm,all having been part of global law firms servicing global clients, are highly aware of clients’, in-house counsels’ and outside legal and patent advisors’needs and expectations as to the highest possible quality of legal advice and standards of service.Lawyers at ROKH IP have experienced an international education and practice and have excellent entrepreneurial skills required for providing efficient and creative solutions.Depending on clients’ requirements, the lawyers work in cost-effective teams, the partners being present at all times, to provide best results.
Main Areas of Practice: The firm exclusively acts in the field of intellectual property with a special focus on litigation, but also in the fields of arbitration and counselling in the following areas: patent and utility model law, trademarks, design law, unfair competition law, copyright law, employees invention law, product liability law, licensing, research and development agreements, IP due diligence within transactions and IP opinions. ROKH IP represents clients in infringement matters at all District and Higher District Courts, and in nullity matters before the The Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Patent Court, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office as well as European Court of Justice and Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Professional Memberships: AIPPI, AIPLA, APRAM, ATRIP, EPLAW,GRUR, IPO, IBA, INTA, IPO, LES, TIPLO,VPP.
Clients: The firm’s internationally operating clients mainly come from the USA, Germany, Finland, Japan, Korea, France and UK. The lawyers at ROKH IP are declared experts in a number of technologies and industries including telecommunication, data compression (image, speech and music), electronics, automotive, pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering,medical devices, computer hard- and software, as well as optics, semi-conductors, biotechnology, chemistry and consumer goods (foods, cosmetic and luxury). Publically known clients include Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile and Nokia.
International Work: ROKH IP relies on an extensive network of preeminent firms in all major jurisdictions who are consulted in accordance with the individual clients’ and cases’ needs.These established relationships ensure client-focused and seamless handling of each matter. The firm is involved in a multitude of multi-jurisdictional patent litigation both for German based clients and clients from the USA, Europe and Asia and is particularly experienced in managing cross-border litigation and other multi-jurisdictional cases of any size as well as arbitration as to this aspect.The lawyers at ROKH IP teach at national and international universities and belong to national and international expert organisations being at the forefront of legal developments.