Stephan is a patent litigator and advises national and international mid-sized companies and groups on intellectual property law. He focuses on patent law, employee invention law, and competition law (UWG). He represents his clients in and out of court and on the defence of property rights and also supports clients in drafting and negotiating IP-contracts.
Stephan has strong expertise on technology involving mechanics, electronics, information technology, and ‘access to data’ claims. Part of his advice in international technology related disputes focuses on the assessment of manufacturing and distribution of spare parts and daily consumer goods under patent law. Furthermore, he advises on protection of data under copyright and patent law.
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Stephan studied law in Bonn. Afterwards he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law and Unfair Competition Law at the University of Bonn and completed his doctorate in patent law (Exhaustion in Patent Law).
Prior to joining Osborne Clarke in 2018, he completed his legal trainee ship in Bonn, Cologne and Sydney, whereby he worked, inter alia, for a big German television broadcaster and an IP boutique.
As a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), Stephan is an author of publications in Intellectual Property journals.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
"Digital transformation and decarbonisation are essential parts of our common future. With my keen interest in these and other technical areas, I help companies to protect, market and defend their ideas and intellectual property in the long term."
Advised Deutsche Windtechnik in patent dispute against Siemens Gamesa
Producer of Industrial Minerals
Advised producer of industrial minerals in patent dispute on roof coatings
Automotive remanufacturing companies
Advised automotive remanufacturing companies in patent related matters
Advised Zurich Insurance on product recall and liability cases
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