Sunday - 30 June 2019

Mathys & Squire continues European expansion with strategic addition of top Munich IP team

We are delighted to announce that Dr Gerold Fiesser, one of Germany’s leading Patent Attorneys, is joining Mathys & Squire in Munich with his clients and a team from the German IP firm Herzog Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte, which he co-founded in 2010.

Dr Fiesser will be joined by Dr Giuditta Biagini, Dr Lorraine Aleandri and Dr Kirstin Wenck as well as trainee attorneys and support staff. The new team will also have additional technical support from across Mathys & Squire’s offices.

Dr Fiesser is a German Patent Attorney and a European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorney. He works in the areas of life sciences and organic and polymer chemistry including personal care items and compositions, beauty, polymer chemistry and polymer applications and additives as well as oils and fats.

Having qualified as an Italian and European Patent Attorney, Dr Giuditta Biagini specialises in the preparation of patent applications, oppositions and appeals in the chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and polymers sectors.

Dr Lorraine Aleandri is a German Patent Attorney, a European Patent and a US Patent Agent, specialises in oppositions, appeals, freedom-to-operate opinions, litigation. Lorraine’s work focuses on chemistry, physics and engineering, including medical and drug delivery products.

Dr Kirstin Wenck focuses on patent and trade mark prosecution and opposition proceedings in the organic, polymer and biochemistry fields.

Commenting on joining the new Mathys & Squire office, Dr. Gerold Fiesser said: “My team and I are delighted to become part of such a prestigious top tier firm. One of the key factors for the move was the shared positive ethos between us and the genuine enthusiasm to collaborate in order to service all of our clients at the highest level.”

He continued: “Mathys & Squire’s size, international reach and depth of support in the UK, US and Asia will be of significant benefit to our client base across key global IP jurisdictions. In addition, our extensive experience and close proximity to the European Patent Office, the German Patent & Trade Mark Office and the German Federal Patent Court will allow us to service Mathys & Squire’s UK and international client base.”

Mathys & Squire Senior Partner, Dr. Paul Cozens, said: “We are really thrilled that Gerold and his team are joining the firm in Munich. For us it was important to find not only a proven team dedicated to carrying out the highest quality work, but also people who would fit comfortably into our inclusive and friendly culture, and continue to grow with us and our clients. We have had a significant presence in Europe for some time and the Munich office will work seamlessly with our teams across the UK and in Paris and Luxembourg. After Brexit, a recognised expertise within the EU is crucial to serve our clients worldwide.”

Paul Cozens

Senior Partner

Paul acts for a number of blue chip clients in the financial services sector. He handles a considerable number of inventions in the business process area, and is at the forefront of developing techniques for procuring patent protection. He sits on the software committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents. The Legal 500 notes that Paul ‘combines excellent technical skills with good business acumen and pragmatism’ (2017), and he has been recommended in the 2019 edition. Paul is also ranked as an IP Star in the 2018 World IP Survey.