SJ Berwin boosts Munich IP practice with Howrey hire

September 15, 2010 SJ Berwin is set to boost its Munich intellectual property practice with the hire of Michael Knospe of Howrey.

Knospe said: "SJ Berwin has a great IP practice in the UK and in Germany, but they did not have the patent litigation capabilities in Germany that they needed to complete the practice.

"This was a great opportunity for me to install patents for the firm and bring it into the position where it can cover all aspects of IP in the two most important jurisdictions for the sector."

SJ Berwin Germany IP/IT head Stefan Krueger, said: "Michael's versatility - combining projects, patents and transactional IP/IT with an impressive contentious practice - marks him out as someone of rare talent."

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