EIP expands US and German offices


EIP has moved its US and German operations – based in San Diego and Düsseldorf - to bigger offices to accommodate current growth and future expansion.

The offices have seen significant levels of growth since they opened. Headed by Phillip Bennett, the San Diego practice opened in 2013. In view of significant expansion of the practice, the new office on Historic Decatur Road can accommodate up to 40 members of staff.

The Düsseldorf practice opened in December 2013 with IP litigator, Ben Grzimek, hired from Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH. The new premises on Graf-Adolf-Straße has capacity for 17 staff.

The Düsseldorf team was responsible for the preparation of German actions in the litigation filed by EIP in March 2014 on behalf of Unwired Planet International Limited, against Google, Huawei, and Samsung in Germany and the UK, and HTC and LG in Germany.

Partner Jerome Spaargaren said: “The firm has seen unprecedented levels of growth over the last couple of years with our expansion outside the UK. Having a presence in both the US and Europe means we now have a foothold across several jurisdictions and is proving extremely beneficial for our clients.”