The Legal 500 – Germany

Top Tier-Firm 2024

The edition "The Legal 500 - Germany 2024" ranks BALS & VOGEL Patentanwälte PartGmbB as a top tier-firm for patent law, especially patent prosecution, for its outstanding expertise. Legal 500, one of the leading international lawyer directories, analyzes and ranks law firms around the world in more than 150 jurisdictions.

The Legal 500 writes: "In patent law, BALS & VOGEL has a proven focus on engineering, but also strong expertise in other fields such as medical, IT and life sciences.”

References (what clients say about us)

""Working with the firm is excellent. Urgent patent applications are prepared and filed in the short period of time that is required. In the administrative area, the firm adapts to the client's circumstances in an ideal way - digital correspondence and invoice processing are tailored to the needs of our company".

"Facts are quickly understood. Interaction with the inventors is also very professional.”

" Their responsiveness in the improvement of our understanding of recent changes in EU patent law has been remarkable".

"I have worked with this firm over the years and they always give a thorough analysis and detailed recommendations on how to move forward."

"Kai Kuhlmann has been an excellent partner and has always been very responsive to my needs."

"Andreas Vogel's combination of professionalism and a personal touch is an exceptional balance. His extensive knowledge enables him to provide exceptional support to our clients, especially in matters related to patent prosecution within the EU."

"The team is highly qualified. It is led by motivated professionals who are willing to take on challenges. They have broad technical expertise and are therefore able to respond to various requests, including in the area of patent prosecution and litigation.”

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Chambers and Partners – Global Ranking 2024

BALS & Vogel are delighted that Andreas Vogel was included in the Chambers Rankings 2024 (Volume 2) in the category “Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution”.

Chambers Global annually ranks the world's leading lawyers and law firms, providing transparent insight and market information for clients and lawyers, based on extensive independent research by its experienced team of researchers.

Chambers writes:

“Andreas Vogel of Patentanwälte Bals & Vogel enters the rankings receiving excellent client feedback for leading a strong patent prosecution practice. He is focused on protecting technical intellectual property rights, assisting with German and European patent applications and opposition proceedings, including at the EPO. He also supports clients with UPC topics.“

Our clients say:
"I have come to know and appreciate Andreas Vogel on various occasions as an extremely competent, trustworthy and solution-oriented patent lawyer."

"Andreas provides very good, prompt and professional support and advice."

"He is knowledgeable, prompt and attentive."

"Andreas is a seasoned lawyer with extensive knowledge. He is great at his work!"


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The Legal 500 – Germany

Top Tier-Firm 2023

BALS & VOGEL Patent Attorneys is recognized for its convincing performance in this year's edition of "The Legal 500 - Germany 2023". As one of the top tier-law firms, BALS & VOGEL is honored in the field of Patent Law, in particular Patent Prosecution. Legal 500, one of the leading international lawyer directories, analyzes and ranks law firms around the world in more than 150 jurisdictions.

With regard to Patent Prosecution, The Legal 500 writes the following about us: "BALS & VOGEL is particularly active in the development and management of patent portfolios in the engineering sciences. In addition to mechanical and electrical engineering, telecommunications technology is one of the main pillars of the firm. In medical technology and computer-related inventions, including patents on artificial intelligence, as well as in biotechnology, chemistry, and the other life sciences, the firm is succeeding in steady client growth." In addition, BALS & VOGEL has received much praise with regard to the UPC process, making it a "sought-after address for UPC-related issues."

References (what clients say about us)

"The law firm impresses with its very good customer/client care. Time is taken to understand a matter exactly and to work it out in the best possible way according to the client's wishes. One always has the feeling of being treated very professionally, but at the same time with the necessary looseness to make the sometimes very dry topics seem easy. The work results are always a surpassing good standard and are also worked out quickly."

"Every person we work with is professionally top notch, but also humanly friendly, personable and professional. The partners are also very reachable and do not shy away from dealing with even supposedly minor issues. Therefore, one always has the feeling of being an important client who is being looked after in the best possible way. Particularly noteworthy is the partner Andreas Vogel. "

"Rüdiger Bals, as well as Andreas Vogel, have so far been able to come up with constructive solutions to all problems in intellectual property law. Both are open and goal-oriented in their communication. In oral negotiations, they act and argue skillfully."

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