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Dr Markus Gampp

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Dr Markus Gampp is an experienced patent litigator who advises and represents clients from various industries in complex patent infringement proceedings and other IP-related litigation. Markus advises clients with respect to the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights with a focus on patent law and competition matters. In particular, Markus has extensive experience in litigating major patent disputes, including strategic advice (e.g. as part of multi-jurisdictional litigation) and the respective antitrust advice (eg on standard-essential patents). While the focus of his work is on infringement proceedings, he is also very experienced with the parallel nullity and opposition proceedings as well as compulsory enforcement. Markus has special experience in the IT sector (consumer electronics, telecommunications, media and technology). Moreover, he advises and represents clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, health, aviation, automotive and manufacturing industries. In addition to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, Markus also advises regards patent transfer and licensing, as well as unfair competition matters. Markus heads the German patent practice.

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Next Generation Partners

Markus Gampp - DLA Piper

Within: Patent litigation

According to one client, DLA Piper ‘belongs to the top firms in IP litigation’. The ‘powerful’ team ‘is strongly recognised in the market’, provides ‘an excellent service level’ and ‘advice based on a strong business sense’. Since October 2017 the practice has also had a presence in Cologne with the arrival of life sciences and high-tech specialist Philipp Cepl, who joined from Allen & Overy LLP and is ‘very experienced in litigation’. Practice head Markus Gampp has ‘impressive industry expertise in the IT and automotive sectors’ and ‘keeps calm and stays on top of things even in very complex proceedings and heated negotiations’. A particular highlight is the firm’s representation of Harman as intervenor in several infringement proceedings concerning a dispute brought by Broadcom against Audi and VW regarding patents on infotainment systems by Harman. Other clients include Alpinestars, British Airways and Medtronic.

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