What we do
As an internationally-active law firm, we offer our clients comprehensive expertise in the field of intellectual property (IP) and industrial property protection in all relevant fields of technology, particularly in adversarial proceedings.
Around 30 attorneys and technical experts work in the Wallinger, Ricker, Schlotter, Tostmann law firm as part of a team of over 70 people.
Our patent attorneys are themselves experienced scientists with long careers in research, development, and industry. Therefore, our clients can be sure: We understand. No matter how complex or technical an idea or invention is.
Together, we develop intelligent IP strategies that meet international requirements. In doing so, we can also draw on the experience of hundreds of contentious proceedings that our patent attorneys have conducted before the various intellectual property offices and, together with our attorneys-at-law, before the courts at all levels.
„For years, Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann has been ranked among the top IP law firms in Germany, including the JUVE law firm ranking, which each year has placed it among the top 5% of all IP firms (over 400) in Germany, particularly in regard to contentious matters.“
IAM 1000 (2020)
Our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law assist clients in all challenges related to intellectual property - from patent infringement proceedings to trademark protection and copyright law.
The law firm Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann is not only located in the center of Munich, but also in the middle of the German and European IP action: steps away from the European and the German Patent Office and with a direct S-Bahn connection to the Federal Patent Court, the EPO Boards of Appeal, as well as the Munich District Court.
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Every industry has its own laws. Just as every technology requires special knowledge and experience. This is the only way to quickly get to the heart of the matter.
It is therefore a principle of our firm that each case is handled individually by an IP expert who himself comes from the client's technical field. Depending on the task and the challenge, we put together the optimal team of experienced patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law, and specialists for larger projects.
The focus is on the know-how of our technically and scientifically highly-qualified staff and the experience of our attorneys, who have helped shape numerous precedents in intellectual property law.
Our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law combine interdisciplinary know-how under one roof and offer our clients sound legal advice from a single source. No matter how exotic the technology you want to protect or how complicated the legal situation, with us you will always find a competent contact.
We are happy to fight for you: since the firm was founded, we have been involved in hundreds of opposition, appeal, nullity, and infringement proceedings and have achieved numerous important successes for our clients. Both you and we benefit from our many years of experience and special competence in contentious proceedings - it is not uncommon for us to be consulted only after a patent has been granted when it comes to defending an attacked patent or, conversely, attacking a patent of a competitor.
Your needs are important to us and are the linchpin of our work. We work closely with our clients to develop holistic strategies that fit and support their business models.
But there is one thing our clients particularly appreciate: the direct line to us. Your contact person is always there for you, whether it be by phone, by e-mail, or by video conference, should there be a question. As a rule, we keep our communication with our clients as brief as possible and straight to the point.