I am a Counsel in our intellectual property team in Munich, where I focus on national and international patent litigation and provide legal advice primarily in multi-jurisdictional patent disputes in the mechanics and electronics sector, offering a combination of judicial and technical expertise.

I have broad experience in contentious patent disputes relating to patent infringement and validity proceedings, including standard essential patents under FRAND terms. I have undertaken work for clients in a number of different industries, including mechanics, telecommunications, electronics, chemical products and pharmaceuticals.

During my legal clerkship, I worked for an international law firm in Düsseldorf and gained insight into the decision making process of the Patent Senate of the Court of Appeals Düsseldorf over several months.

Before joining our firm in 2011, I practised patent law in an international law firm in Munich, where I gained significant experience in patent infringement proceedings.

I am also a member of the German Intellectual Property and Copyright Association (GRUR) and publish frequently articles in professional legal journals. I also give speeches on a variety of patent topics and am a lecturer in Wolters Kluwer's IP specialisation course for attorneys.

  • Representing companies in pan-European patent infringement proceedings and enforcement activities
  • Defending companies from all industry sectors against patent infringement allegations (preliminary injunction proceedings; proceedings on the merits, inspection procedures and seizures)
  • Analysis of patent portfolios and their strategic enforcement
  • Litigation and advice in SEP matters (FRAND) and close cooperation with foreign counsel
  • Contribution in various nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Supreme Court and the EPO; conclusion of multiple settlement agreements with defendants for the clients
  • Substantial experience in the enforcement of patents, if defendant raises the exhaustion objection
Education
  • Legal studies at the University of Münster
  • Master of Laws in intellectual property law at the University of Düsseldorf
  • Doctorate from the University of Münster with a specialisation in international private law
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German Bar in 2010
  • Certified expert in IP law ("Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz") since 2014

My Publications

  • „Die Reichweite der Registervermutung bei nicht beurkundeten Zwischenerwerben im Patentrecht“ (The scope of the presumption of the register in the case of non-certificated interim acquisitions in patent law), GRUR 2016, p. 1126 et seqq.
  • „Kosten einer Ausweichtechnik als Vollstreckungsschaden?“ (Costs of a workaround as enforcement damage?), Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte 2013, p. 530 et seqq.
  • „Seminar zum Patentverletzungsverfahren“ (Seminar on patent infringement proceedings), VPP-Bezirksgruppe Mitte-Süd, Ludwigshafen, March 20, 2019

     

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