Taylor Wessing goes on German IP drive

Taylor Wessing has been on an intellectual property hiring spree in Germany. Martin Köhler, a patent litigator, joins the firm’s Düsseldorf office from Clifford Chance Pünder and Kai Westerwelle, and IT specialists joins the Frankfurt office from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The Munich office has also hired partner Christian Lederer from local full-service firm Arcon and an associate, Thomas Gneilinski, from Görg.