As German and European patent attorneys, we support and assist our clients in all matters related to intellectual property rights: from applications for property rights to grants and official registration. Our special area of expertise is IP Prosecution of technical IP rights, i.e. we conduct the grant procedure for your patents before the German or the European Patent Office. At the same time, we coordinate and manage your international IP rights portfolio at the highest level. Passion, commitment, diligence and time are what make our patent attorneys stand out, in order to bring almost hopeless opposition or examination proceedings for high-end technologies to a successful outcome in favor of our clients.

Our services also extend to reliable counsel on contract and license law, as well as the enforcement of property rights against infringement — and, where necessary, defense against claims of infringement brought before various offices and courts, including the Federal Court of Justice.

Bals & Vogel is your competent partner in the field of IP litigation, keeping the risk of a conflict of interest as low as possible for you. Our highly experienced patent attorneys will ensure that your IP rights will be enforced in and out of court, and will be by your side in the event you face an infringement suit. Before the Unified Patent Court, our specialized attorneys will advise and represent you in litigation cases to their very best of abilities. They will also conduct arbitration procedures and mediation.

Our patent attorneys do not only litigate IP cases in Germany, but also coordinate international litigation cases in cooperation with leading global IP law firms. Thus, we have extensive litigation experience before the German courts and an excellent network of IP law firms worldwide. These cooperations - especially in the USA, Asia and Europe - are the result of many years of working together, enabling us to provide reliable and efficient advice to clients in cross-border cases.

Above and beyond this, we handle oversight and payment of annual and/or maintenance fees for industrial property rights and property rights applications. Our team also boasts a deep pool of knowledge in the areas of competition law and copyrights. We can also provide counsel and representation in the area of internet law and software law — especially for patent, copyright and trademark-related issues and domain grabbing incidents.

We are also happy to assist you as a competent partner in the monetary valuation of your intellectual property portfolio. The valuation is carried out on the basis of DIN 77100, which defines the principles of monetary patent valuation. We have a proven track record in the valuation of both individual intellectual property rights and extensive intellectual property portfolios of listed companies. We would be happy to provide you with further details on our evaluation method during a personal consultation.

In electrical engineering, information technology and mechatronics:
  • Communications engineering
  • Data processing and software
  • Control systems and engineering
  • Cryptography
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Regenerative energies
  • Electric drives
  • E-mobility
  • Technical acoustics
  • Technical optics
  • Sensor technology
In mechanical engineering, process engineering, materials engineering:
  • Power engineering
  • Plant engineering
  • Metal production
  • Machine tool building
  • Wind power engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Drive engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Offshore engineering
  • Railway vehicle manufacturing
  • Utility vehicle manufacturing
  • Packaging technology
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Vehicle engineering
  • Robotics
  • Medical engineering
  • Building services technology
  • Security technology
  • Welding technology
  • Mechatronics
Area of Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Life Sciences:
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Nutrients
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Biology, including microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Cosmetics
  • Foodstuff chemistry
  • Genetic engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Textile and paper production
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Paper products
  • Oils and greases, paints
  • Pest management and environment protection technology
  • Foundry technology and metallurgy

An overview of our specialties:

  • Technical property rights (patents and utility models)
  • Design protections (Industrial design rights)
  • Trademark law
  • Competition law
  • Copyright
  • Licensing and proprietary methods agreements
  • Employee inventions
  • Internet law
  • Software law