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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

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DLA Piper’s patent practice ‘recently significantly gained in visibility in the market, not least due to the management’ under practice head Markus Gampp, who is considered a ‘very good litigation strategist’ and ‘always keeps an eye also on economic considerations. The ‘very dynamic, qualitatively excellent team’ is ‘efficient and pragmatic’ and ‘as part of an impressive global network in patent law also well positioned for multijurisdictional disputes’. Recent highlights include the representation of Robert Bosch in infringement and nullity proceedings in the automotive parts area against Mitsuba and acting for Alpinestars, a manufacturer of clothing and protective gear for motorsports and action sports, in several proceedings against competitor Dainese regarding a motorcycle jacket with an integrated airbag. Techtronic Industries is a new client in the tools sector. Philipp Cepl joined from Allen & Overy LLP in October 2017 and strengthened the team with expertise in mobile communications.

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