Patent Infringement

Grünecker’s experienced patent litigation team supports you in effectively enforcing your technical intellectual property rights, such as patents and utility models, against third parties. Infringement and invalidity proceedings are handled by separate courts in Germany. For plaintiffs, this can be a strategic advantage and thus a challenge for alleged infringers. Thanks to their deep knowledge and experience, our attorneys know how to get the best result for you.

We pursue a holistic and diligent consulting approach in addressing your needs. Our teams consist of highly qualified litigation attorneys and technically proficient patent attorneys to make sure that you receive the best support from the very beginning of any dispute – from pre-trial through court proceedings. The synergy gained in combining our litigators’ legal expertise with our patent attorneys’ deep technical knowledge offers you considerable added value.

We represent clients before all relevant German courts and before the newly constituted Unified Patent Court (UPC), which currently has jurisdiction over 17 European countries. Our attorneys were involved in creating this new system from day one, developing expertise at an early stage and representing some of the first cases filed with the UPC.

Our expertise also covers the overlap of patent and competition law in SEP/FRAND cases. For example, we successfully raised a FRAND objection in a video-coding standard-related infringement suit against an established licensing program.

Recent successful national and multinational litigation cases include enforcement of IT patents against major car manufacturers, which received wide international attention.

Focus areas

  • National infringement proceedings
  • UPC proceedings
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Border seizures
  • FRAND proceedings
  • Invalidity proceedings