Intellectual property

FAQ - Patent Litigation in Germany

Published on 28th Apr 2021

The legal handling regarding infringement of industrial property rights, in particular patents, often raises the same questions to companies. Irrespective of being small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or large groups, a patent holder or an alleged patent infringer - the legal challenges are the same for everyone.

  • What are the benefits of Germany as a jurisdiction for commencing patent infringement proceedings?
  • Are there any differences between infringement proceedings and proceedings concerning the validity of a patent?
  • Is the patentee able to litigate everywhere in Germany in case of a patent infringement?
  • What remedies are available for a patentee for patent infringement?
  • What options are available for an alleged infringer as a defence?
  • What are the approximate legal costs for infringement proceedings in first instance?

Our experts have dealt with these and many other questions. You can find their detailed answers here.


* This article is current as of the date of its publication and does not necessarily reflect the present state of the law or relevant regulation.

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