Sebastian Ochs

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

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Sebastian Ochs specialises in patent infringement proceedings, providing counsel to clients in both domestic infringement cases and cross-border multinational disputes. His advisory scope encompasses all technological domains, mainly electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and medical devices.

Sebastian holds notable expertise in standard essential patents (SEPs), representing both patent owners and implementers from initial out-of-court interactions to litigation.

This expertise is particularly pertinent for his clients amid the convergence of mechanical and electrical engineering driven by increasing digitalisation and IoT integration.

Outside of work, Sebastian enjoys activities such as running, cycling, hiking, mountaineering, and exploring culinary delights.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement
  • Competition Law
  • Licences & Technology transfer
  • Contracts & Antitrust Law
  • Due Dilligence
  • Know-How & Business secrets

Key points

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices


  • Study of law at the FU Berlin, first state examination 2008
  • Legal clerkship at the Berlin Court of Appeal, second state examination 2011
  • Admitted to the bar, 2011
  • Certified IP lawyer at a law firm in Munich, 2011-2012
  • Joined Grünecker, 2012

Publikationen & Vorträge

The Guide to Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives
IAM, 2023

Artificial Intelligence Comparative Guide (Chapter for Germany)

„IoT, connectivity and SEPs“ in the book „Winning with IP: Managing Intellectual Property Today“
S. Ochs, O. Nemethova, Novaro publishing, 2022, ISBN: 978-1-7398640-2-6

Fair and reasonable?! FRAND determinations by the national courts under scrutiny
FICPI Open Forum, 2023

Awards & Rankings

Core Attorney – Patent Law; Attorneys-at-Law – Litigation (Tier 3), Legal500, 2023

Rising star – Germany, IP Stars, 2023

Bronze – Germany – Individuals – Infringement / “up and comer”
“Ochs focuses his practice on electrical engineering and the interface between patents and competition law, especially anti-trust. He is a dexterous practitioner technically and manages cases in medical devices and biotechnology with equal finesse. (..)”, IAM 1000, 2023

Excellent; Best Law Firms for Patent Litigation – Germany, Leaders League, 2023