Johannes advises national and international groups as well as mid-sized companies on matters of intellectual property, in particular on patent law and other technical protection rights, as well as the Law against Unfair Competition (UWG). In addition to providing representation for in-court and out-of-court disputes, he also supports clients in drafting and negotiating contracts.

Johannes has particular experience in providing advice on international patent disputes, for example in the area of LED technology.

His clients also include companies from the automotive supply industry. He advises these companies during judicial disputes, in designing licensing contracts, and on employee invention law.

In addition, he has experience in providing legal guidance during technology-related arbitration proceedings.

Johannes studied in Bonn, Paris, and Lausanne. Afterwards, he completed his doctorate on an issue of patent law. He also completed a course of studies in industrial property protection law at the University of Düsseldorf which gave him a Masters degree in Industrial Property Protection Law (LL.M).

Johannes qualified as a lawyer in January 2010. Prior to joining Osborne Clarke in 2013, he worked for an international law firm in Düsseldorf in the area of patent law.