Bird & Bird LLP today welcomes renowned patent attorneys Felix Landry and Felix Harbsmeier, as partners based in Hamburg. Both join from patent law firm Uexküll & Stolberg where they were partners.
Felix Landry is a qualified German and European Patent Attorney. He specialises in the fields of electronics, physics and engineering. He has been working at Uexküll & Stolberg since 2001 and previously at BASF.
Felix Harbsmeier is also a qualified German and European Patent Attorney. He is also active in the fields of electronics, physics and engineering and has been working at Uexküll & Stolberg since 2004 and previously at Cohausz & Florack.
Christian Harmsen, head of German and Co-Head Bird & Bird's International IP Group says: "We are delighted with the strengthening of our successful patent attorney team. This team ideally complements our leading litigation practice in Tech & Comms. Hamburg is for us, in terms of the UPC and the economic region, an important location, which we will continue to expand and support from other offices."
Michael Alt, Co-Head of Germany adds: "I warmly welcome our new patent attorney colleagues. Their technical specialities complement each other perfectly with our expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology and chemistry. We will be expanding our Hamburg office in the patent sector even further, and we are delighted to have achieved this first step with such an experienced team."
Felix Landry comments: "We are looking forward to the challenge and being in an international environment working with such a prestigious IP practice. Bird & Bird has the cross-border work, the market-leading clients in our sectors and the interface between law and patent legal advice, which are excellent prospects for the future."