Dr Johannes Graf Ballestrem is a patent litigator with a strong focus on technology involving mechanics, electronics, information technology and ‘access to data’ claims. He has outstanding experience in litigation concerning printer consumables, automotive supplies, remanufacturing and software implemented inventions.
Johannes has specialised in patent law for over 15 years. After working in the patent litigation department of a leading international law firm in Dusseldorf, he joined Osborne Clarke and became partner in 2019. During his career, he has taken part in a wide range of patent litigation cases in the field of telecommunications, mechanics and software. Johannes also regularly advises in M&A transactions, licensing and product liability. He has particularly deep experience in the automotive and energy sector.
Johannes represents clients before the civil courts as well as in arbitration and participates in parallel validity proceedings before the European Patent Office, the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court.
Johannes studied and trained in Bonn, Hamburg, Lausanne, London and Paris. He passed the international program of Sciences Po Paris and holds an LL.M. in intellectual property law from the University of Dusseldorf. As a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Association of Intellectual Property Experts and the Licensing Executives Society, he publishes frequently on patent and procedural law. In particular, he is author of the books The assignment of patent and utility model rights by way of security and co-author of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the legal implications of AI and machine learning.
He has a complete command of the automotive supply industry and keen insight into all things digital.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I have a keen interest in digital transformation and decarbonisation and help companies with IP strategies to achieve their transformation goals. Artificial Intelligence and Software Implemented Inventions are one of my main focuses.
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Advised producer of industrial minerals in patent dispute on roof coatings
International Group concerning Battery Technology
Arbitration for International Group concerning Battery Technology
International Group of Printer Consumable Producers
Patent disputes against OEMs Canon, Brother, HP and Epson
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