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With his broad experience in high-value multi-jurisdictional patent infringement cases, Boris is one of the most highly regarded patent litigators.

Boris is a partner in our Intellectual Property Practice in Munich and heads the litigation team there.

Boris represents national and international clients before all German patent infringement courts, the Federal Patent Court in Munich and the European Patent Office (EPO). He has particular expertise in coordinating international patent disputes in multiple countries, both for plaintiffs and defendants.

Over the years, Boris has been involved in several high-value multi-jurisdictional patent infringement cases – particularly in the life sciences, consumer electronics, tech & comms (including SEP), and automotive sectors. He has represented leading companies from the US, Japan and Europe from 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.

He also represents clients in oppositions and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court.

As well as advising clients in all other IP matters, particularly in unfair competition law, trademarks and design rights, Boris has experience in representing clients in ICC arbitration proceedings and evidence proceedings under the Hague Convention.

Before joining us in 2004, Boris worked for a large German – and later British – law firm in Düsseldorf in their IP group and focused on patent litigation.  He studied law at the University of Hamburg and received a Master of Laws degree from the University of Houston (USA) in 1999.

Boris publishes regularly in legal magazines and has also spoken at international conferences such as the Fordham IP conference, IPO or other business conferences. He is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), EPLAW, IPO, AIPPI and DJJV.

 

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