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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

STEINSTRASSE 20, 40212 DÃœSSELDORF, GERMANY
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Work +49 211 550 22 0
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Fax +49 211 550 22 550
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www.hoyngrokhmonegier.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Madrid, Mannheim, Munich and 1 more

Klaus Haft

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Work +49 211 550220
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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Position

Klaus Haft obtained his physics degree in 1997, became an attorney in 2002, and advises on patent infringement litigation cases, subsequent litigation regarding damages as well as licenses in the entire area of intellectual property law, particularly in the fields of patents. His particular focus is on standards, electronics, software, optics, electrics and general mechanics.

Career

Klaus studied in Würzburg and Munich. He completed his degree thesis in 1997 as a member of the Spin Muon Collaboration at the European Center for Particle Physics, CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Parallel to his studies, he started in 1990 to specialize in intellectual property law and, in particular, in patent law. Klaus is a visiting lecturer at the Maastricht University, Vice-President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) and Secretary of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Germany.

Languages

German, English

Member

•European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Vice-President •Licensing Executives Society Germany (LES, Secretary) •International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) •Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physics Society) •German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) •Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) •Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)

Education

Higher Regional Court Munich (Law, 2002), Universities of Würzburg and Munich (Law, 2000), Diploma in Physics at the European Center for Particle Physics, CERN (1997)


Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Klaus Haft - HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Within: Patent litigation

The ‘goal and practice-oriented advice’ and the ‘high-service level’ at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER contribute to the ‘very good reputation’ of its patent law team, which is led by practice head Martin Köhler. The firm has broad technical expertise with a particular focus on electronics, telecoms, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, optical equipment manufacturing and the automotive sector. The European IP boutique merged with French patent firm Véron & Associés in March 2018, which further strengthened its international positioning. Klaus Haft represented Carl Zeiss in one of the most significant patent law disputes with Nikon, while Köhler and Mirko Weinert acted for Samsung in several infringement proceedings and parallel nullity and opposition proceedings against Fundamental Innovation Systems. A highlight in the telecoms sector was ‘excellent negotiator’ Kay Kasper’s representation of Telekom Deutschland. Tobias Hessel is noted for ‘his meticulous advice, which includes many neighbouring aspects, and his quick and reliable responses’. Christine Kanz, Christian Osterrieth and Stefan Richter are other key figures in the team.

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