I am partner in our IP practice group in Munich and head of the litigation team there. As a litigator, I have obtained extensive experience in leading and handling multi-jurisdictional patent disputes over the years and decades. I represent national and international clients both on the offensive and the defensive side.
I appear 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-profile cases. My areas of expertise include life sciences, consumer electronics mobile communications, SEP and FRAND, automotive and nano-technology. I have represented leading companies from the US, Japan and Europe in these industries.
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. Furthermore, I am listed as a WIPO arbitrator.
Besides advising clients in all other IP matters, particularly in trademarks, unfair competition law and design rights, I also have experience in representing clients in ICC arbitration proceedings and evidence proceedings under the Hague Convention (mostly in connection with the US litigation).
I regularly publish articles in legal magazines and I have also acted as a conference speaker at international conferences, such as the Fordham IP conference, IPO and other business conferences.