I am partner in our IP practice group in Munich and head of the litigation team there. As a litigator I obtained extensive experience in leading and handling multi-jurisdictional patent disputes over the last years and decades. I represent clients both on the offensive and the defensive side.
I represent national and international clients before all German patent infringement courts, the Federal Patent Court in Munich and the European Patent Office (EPO). I have particular expertise in coordinating international patent disputes in multiple countries, both for plaintiffs and defendants.
Over the years I have been involved in several high-value multi-jurisdictional patent infringement cases – particularly in the life sciences, consumer electronics and technology and communications, including SEP, and automotive sectors. I have represented leading companies from the US, Japan and Europe in these industries, such as Arvin Meritor, Canon Inc., Edwards Lifesciences, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur angewandten Forschung, Laboratoires Fournier, Nokia, Rovi Inc., Suntory, Technicolor, Tivo Inc. and many others.
I also represent clients in oppositions and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court.
As well as advising clients in all other IP matters, particularly in trade marks, unfair competition law and design rights, I also have experience in representing clients in ICC arbitration proceedings and evidence proceedings under the Hague Convention.
I publish regularly in legal magazines and have also acted as a conference speaker at international conferences such as the Fordham IP conference, IPO or other business conferences.
Before joining our firm in 2004, I worked for a large German – and later British – law firm in Düsseldorf in their IP group and focused on patent litigation.