Dr. Henrik Holzapfel advises on all aspects of intellectual property law. He focuses on litigating patents, including the enforcement of patents essential to industry standards and FRAND defenses. Henrik also has extensive experience in litigating trade secret matters. Other areas of his practice include advising on IP licensing agreements, including advice on European competition law, drafting R&D agreements and advising on employees’ inventions. Henrik’s clients represent a wide variety of industries such as IT, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, chemicals, automotive and engineering.

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  • IAM Patent 1000, 2019: “Henrik is an excellent litigator with an outstanding ability to handle cases holistically, managing their strategic and legal elements thoroughly.
    He has a ‘take-charge’ personality, in the most positive way. He has a very balanced approach, does not waste time and innately understands where he can add strategic value.
  • JUVE Handbook


  • German Association for Intellectual Property Law
  • European Patent Lawyers Association


Court of Appeal, Berlin, Second State Exam, 2004
University of Munich, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2003
Universities of Bielefeld and Tübingen, First State Exam, 2000


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Dr. Henrik Holzapfel

Insights & Events / Media

Munich, Germany / Speaking Engagements / November 20, 2019

On the Subject / August 2, 2019

IP Update / July 2019

Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2019 / April 2019

Bonn, Germany / Speaking Engagements / January 7, 2019

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / November 13, 2018

Munich, Germany / Speaking Engagements / May 17, 2018

Düsseldorf, Germany / McDermott Event / November 30, 2017

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / November 21, 2017

Getting the Deal Through: Patents 2017, Thirteenth Edition / May 2017

Munich, Germany / Speaking Engagements / March 20, 2017

Solingen, Germany / Speaking Engagements / February 16, 2017