Dr. Annika Lückemann, LL.M. (Virginia)

Associate


As an associate in our IP practice group, I represent national and international companies in all matters of intellectual property. My particular focus lies on litigating patents from all technical areas, including the co-ordination of international patent disputes.

Over the years I have developed an extensive experience in patent litigation before the German civil courts, the co-ordination of international patent disputes as well as the collaboration with patent attorneys in parallel revocation actions (Federal Patent Court, Federal Supreme Court and EPO). I have sound expertise with cases from the healthcare and life sciences sector as well as the areas of chemistry, telecommunications and mechanics. I specifically offer advice in preliminary injunction proceedings (including cross-border scenarios, seizures and preparation of protective letters). I also regularly work on contractual IP matters and have a thorough understanding of Supplementary Protection Certificates.

  • Defending companies from all industry sectors against patent infringement allegations (preliminary injunction proceedings; main actions and seizures).
  • Analysis of intellectual property rights and their strategic enforcement.
  • Co-ordination of international patent litigation and close cooperation with foreign counsel.
  • Litigation and advice on second medical use patents, on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) and on standard-essential patents (SEP).
  • Contribution in various revocation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Supreme Court and the EPO.
  • Successful defence of generic manufacturer in preliminary injunction proceedings on the basis of a Supplementary Protection Certificate (Ezetimibe/Simvastatin).
  • Successful defence of generic manufacturers in second medical use patent cases (Fulvestrant, Pregabalin).
  • Extensive international patent litigation for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, including preliminary injunctions and main actions (defensive and offensive) regarding medical devices.
  • Patent infringement action in telecommunications sector (Nokia v. Apple).
  • Advice in patent litigation regarding chip technology (Polaris v. Nvidia).
Education
  • LL.M. programme at the University of Virginia (USA) with a focus on IP
  • PhD thesis on a major patent law issue – the patentability of computer programs
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German bar