Björn-Alexander Bockelmann, LL.M.

Admitted to the Bar, Certified IP Lawyer, Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Björn-Alexander advises his extensive national and international clientele, including medium-sized companies and global corporations, primarily in patent and utility model infringement proceedings.

He has been involved in many multinational patent infringement proceedings in various branches of technology, which were litigated in parallel in several jurisdictions. He therefore has profound expertise in the field of cross-border patent litigation, in particular relating to the US.

Björn-Alexander’s pronounced technical understanding allows him to articulate complex technical matters effectively during contentious proceedings. Moreover, he leverages his pertinent experience in FRAND and SEP cases, both in out-of-court license negotiations and contentious proceedings.

Providing clients with strategic guidance in negotiating license and non-disclosure agreements is also integral to his daily practice.

He was among the first to file an infringement action before the newly opened Unified Patent Court (UPC) as part of the Grünecker team.

Björn-Alexander is a member of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


  • Patent Infringement
  • Competiton Law
  • Technology Transfer & Licensing
  • Know-How & Trade Secrets Protection


  • Study of law at the University of Heidelberg; first state examination, 2015
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) specialising in patent law at the University of Queensland, Australia, 2016
  • Legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Bremen; second state examination, 2018
  • Admitted to the Bar, 2019
  • Specialist attorney for intellectual property law, 2023
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023

Awards & Rankings

Leading Attorney-at-law in his field (litigation department), Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, edition 2024