IP - Patents in Germany
DR. ROTH Intellectual Property Law Firm, Kaistraße 5, Düsseldorf, 40221
Superior Intellectual Property Legal Services At Reasonable Costs
ROTH was founded in Duesseldorf in 2005 by Patent Attorney Dr. Andy Stefan Roth, working before many years as a chief In-house Counselor in several High-tech companies and as an IP Attorney in diverse international law firms in Germany and in the US.
The philosophy of the firm is to provide superior intellectual property legal services at reasonable costs. If you need muscle, we can be big. If you want to act quickly and flexibly, we can be small.
We focus on obtaining commercially meaningful intellectual property protection for our clients, including academic and research institutions, start-up companies, corporations, and investment. We provide our clients with the highest caliber of legal representation together with the responsiveness, dedication and versatility that only a smaller firm can offer.
Based on our legal and economic background DR. ROTH advises companies in establishing, developing and economically utilizing their IP-portfolios.
Our firm handles all aspects of Intellectual Property including patent and trademark prosecution, pre-investment due diligence investigations, freedom-to-operate counseling, opinion work and IP-sales/licensing transactions.
Duesseldorf is the city in Germany where the most patent infringement procedures in Europe are handled, which has one of the highest standards of living in the world and plays host to several multinational firms’ headquarters.
Patent Applications, Opinions and Strategies
ROTH serves its clients in all procedural and legal aspects concerning European, PCT, and German applications, patents and utility models as well as all aspects of trademark and design prosecution.
The firm acts for its clients in procuring, maintaining and administrating patent rights and covers the entire range of procedural steps including the preparation, filing and prosecution of applications, and the representation in opposition proceedings.
To satisfy our clients' needs in almost all technical fields, the firm includes a number of highly specialized experts that have acquired in-depth technical expertise to serve our clients' specific needs. These experts cover the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, material science, metallurgy, and nanotechnology.
The key elements of our patent advisory services are:
- Drafting, filing and prosecution of German, European and International patent applications.
- Patent searches and evaluation of patent search reports
- Prosecution of opposition proceedings
- Representation in nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, including appeal proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice
- Representation by patent attorneys in patent infringement proceedings
- Preparation and negotiation of license agreements
- Strategic consulting for building up patent portfolios
- Management of patent portfolios
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Dr. Andy Stefan Roth is the founder of the firm.
His expertise includes all aspects of intellectual property law. Based on his legal and economic background Dr. Roth has experience in advising companies in establishing, developing and economically utilizing their IP-portfolios.
Prior to founding the firm, Dr. Roth served as General Counsel and Vice President Business Development of DIREVO Industrial Biotechnology GmbH and DIREVO Biotech AG. He advised DIREVO in all aspects of business development to cultivate partnerships and cooperations and in all legal & IP operations, sales & marketing.
Dr. Roth has managed, drafted and negotiated a number of strategic patent licenses and cooperation agreements. He successfully supported DIREVO Biotech AG in preparing and negotiating the EUR 210 Million sale of the pharmaceutical part of the company to Bayer Health Care AG and the parallel sale of the industrial biotechnology subsidiary to a group of financial investors.
Prior to DIREVO Dr. Roth served as a global manager for licensing & IP of QIAGEN GmbH where he was inter alia responsible for the out-licensing business and for the prosecution of QIAGEN's proprietary technologies. Dr. Roth prepared and managed IP due diligence processes in several merger and acquisition transactions.
Prior to QIAGEN, Dr. Roth was in private practice at diverse law firms in Germany and in the US. He prosecuted patents and counseled clients in the fields of biological & chemical research, diagnostic & pharmacology, medical devices, as well as agricultural and industrial biotechnology. He gained experience drafting formal opinions of counsel, as well as coordinating IP strategies.
Dr. Roth has a scientific, legal and economic background. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and his MBA at the Düsseldorf Business School. As a German and European patent, trademark and design attorney, Dr. Roth has wide experience in all aspects of intellectual property.
Dr. Roth actively conducts seminars, give lectures, and participate in various organizations and committees dealing in technology, intellectual assets, and intellectual property law.
MBA Financing & General Management
Dipl.-Biol. / Patentanwalt
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney