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Rospatt Osten Pross

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Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Mannheim

Max von Rospatt

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Rospatt Osten Pross

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Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, Copyrights; Unfair Competition; Pharmaceutical Regulatory; Product Liability.


Max von Rospatt, partner of rospatt osten pross, works mainly as a trial attorney in the field of patent and utility model law. Based on a large number of cases of international importance, he has an excellent knowledge of international patent law. He regularly works in integrated teams with patent law experts from various countries. Ever since he began his career, he has not only conducted cases in the technical fields which has traditionally been important in patent law, namely mechanics, electronics and mechanical engineering, but has also been involved in numerous trials in the fields of pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, chemistry and fine chemicals, digital entertainment electronics and medical engineering. Among his clients are internationally renowned pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies, consumer goods producers, suppliers for the automotive industry and manufacturers of electronic components, and also SMEs in the plant construction sector and companies in the packaging industry. He has trial experience from appearances before all the main German patent courts and regularly take part in proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Patent Office and the Federal Patent Court. Although his work is focused on patent law, he is also involved above all in cases concerning trade mark law, registered design law and the law of unfair competition. Advising on the law of licence agreements also takes up a considerable part of his time. He speaks regularly at national and international events on German patent law.


German, English.


AIPPI; GRUR (Patent Committee member).


University of Hamburg; internship, Kammergericht (Regional Court of Appeal), Berlin; law firms in New York and Berlin; called to the bar: 1995.

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Max von Rospatt - Rospatt Osten Pross

Within: Patent litigation

Rospatt Osten Pross is considered one of the ‘leading firms in patent litigation’ and impresses with ‘a very high-service level’. The team’s versatile expertise is not only reflected in its client portfolio, which includes CSL Behring, Siemens and Samsung Electronics among others, but also in recent highlight matters: Thomas Musmann, who is known for his ‘professionalism and very good goal orientation’, defended BP in infringement proceedings brought by Swedish Biofuels concerning patents on ES and E10 fuel mixtures and the ‘creative’ Max von Rospatt represented Illumina in several proceedings in the area of non-invasive prenatal trisonomy diagnostics. Henrik Timmann acted for Rhodia Chimie in proceedings brought against Neo Chemicals concerning three patents on catalysing raw materials. Hetti Hilge is also recommended.

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