Bird & Bird will welcome renowned patent attorneys Dr. Felix Landry and Dr. Felix Harbsmeier, as partners in our Hamburg office in the Spring of 2016. Both join from patent law firm Uexküll & Stolberg where they were partners. Also joining is their close team of associates Dr. Malte Frese and Moritz Neidel. These patent attorneys will reinforce the existing team of eight lawyers in our Hamburg office and raise the number of Bird & Bird patent attorneys in Germany to 13. Bird & Bird also has patent attorneys in our offices in France, Italy, Poland, Singapore and China.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Malte Frese is a German and European patent attorney and also specializes in electronics, physics and engineering. Moritz Neidel is a German qualified patent attorney and specialises on engineering and electronics.
Christian Harmsen, head of Germany and Co-Head of the international IP group of Bird & Bird says: "We are delighted with the competent strengthening of our successful patent attorney team. This team ideally complements our leading litigation practice in the sectors of 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."
Dr. Michael Alt, Co-Head of Bird & Bird 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".
Dr. Felix Landry comments about the change: "Our team is looking forward to the challenge in an international environment to work as part of 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."