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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

Dr Christine Kanz

Tel:
Work +49 211 550220
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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Position

Christine Kanz has worked as an attorney since 1998. Although she has primarily focused on international patent litigation in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemistry, she has also handled numerous cases in the areas of medical devices, mechanics and consumer products. Much of her work involves cross-border litigation with the result that she is highly experienced in handling and coordinating such cases.

Career

She started specializing in intellectual property law during her legal internship in 1996. After attending the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich as an auditing student, she obtained her PhD in trademark law in 2002 at the University of Düsseldorf. Christine regularly publishes on patent law matters and speaks at conferences on patent law issues. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Hagen Law School.

Languages

German, English

Member

•American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) •International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) •European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) •German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) •Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) •Licensing Executives Society (LES) •Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)

Education

University of Düsseldorf (PhD, 2002), University of Sydney (Law, 1998), University of Passau (Law, 1995), University of Bonn (Law, 1992)


Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

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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