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Dr Alexander Klicznik

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Alexander Klicznik concentrates on patent law, in particular infringement actions, oppositions and nullity actions. Being qualified both as a lawyer and an European Patent Attorney, Alexander focuses on matters of high technical complexity in the areas of telecommunications, mobile communications (also relating to LTE, UMTS, GSM/GPRS), data compression, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotech, solid state physics, computer hard and software, optical devices, and general mechanics. He regularly represents clients before patent infringement venues in Dusseldorf, Munich and Mannheim, before the Federal Patent Court, the European Patent Office and the Federal Supreme Court. In addition, Alexander handles FTO reports and analyzes patent portfolios also encompassing several jurisdictions.


Germany: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘excellent’ team stands out for its high level of niche expertise in various healthcare-related areas. Jörg Schickert, who heads the German life sciences practice, has considerable regulatory expertise; he and Arne Thiermann, who was promoted to partner in January 2018, advised multiple companies belonging to Merz Pharma on matters concerning medical devices, pharmaceutical and compliance issues. In a highlight in the corporate space, the group assisted Centogene with a venture capital financing round totalling over €25bn; Munich-based Nikolas Zirngibl led the advice. Tanja Eisenblätter, who is based in the Hamburg office, utilised her ‘comprehensive experience’ in representing Daiichi Sankyo in several competition law disputes concerning anticoagulants. The firm was also active in the field of product liability law, providing multijurisdictional advice to a medical device manufacturer, and in the patent law area, where Alexander Klicznik represented Agilent in three infringement proceedings around mass spectrometres. ‘Magnificent patent lawyerMiriam Gundt; head of the digital health Continental Europe practice Matthias Schweiger; Ina Brock, who heads the global clients and industries group; and ‘gutsy’ patent law practice head Andreas von Falck are all also recommended. Hanns Jörg Herwig, Inken Knief and Désirée Maier were promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

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Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Patent litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP further bolstered its practice in 2018 with the partner promotions of Henrik Lehment and Benjamin Schröer and the promotion of Marcus Schönknecht to counsel. Recent highlights attest to the team’s strength in the telecoms, pharmaceutical and medical technology, automotive and consumer goods sectors. Practice head Andreas von Falck led the coordination of the Europe-wide enforcement of patents for Hoffmann-La Roche, including representation in patent infringement proceedings. In the telecoms industry, Schröer acted for intervening party Google in patent infringement proceedings related to to the alleged infringement of two patents by three network operators, and represented the client in parallel opposition and nullity proceedings at the EPO and Federal Patent Court. Christian Stoll led a team representing Dell as defendant in proceedings against Sisvel due to the alleged infringement of three standard patents in MP2 and MP3 technology; besides patent infringement crucial issues also concerned the right to institute proceedings, the application of FRAND requirements and the limitation of damage claims. Other clients include Olaplex, Nikon and Medinol. Key figures in the practice also include Martin Fähndrich, who is qualified as both an attorney at law and an engineer, Miriam Gundt, Alexander Klicznik, who is qualified as a patent attorney and an attorney at law, Clemens Plassmann and Steffen Steininger. Anna-Katharina Friese was promoted to counsel at the start of 2019.

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