Hon.-Prof. Dr. Henrik Holzapfel - McDermott Will & Emery

Overview


Hon.-Prof. 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 (SEPs) and FRAND defenses. Henrik also has extensive experience in litigating trade secret matters, employees’ inventions and trademarks. Other areas of his practice include drafting, negotiation and enforcement of business agreements such as supply agreements, IP licensing agreements and R&D agreements.

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Results


Henrik advised:

  • An American automotive supplier in patent infringement disputes in Europe and the U.S., licensing portfolios of standard-essential patents, and supply chain liability issues
  • A Turkish consumer electronics manufacturer in patent litigation, licensing of portfolios of standard-essential patents and supply chain liability issues
  • A large German chemical and pharmaceutical company on patent infringement issues
  • A German family-owned company extensively on IP strategy and trademark enforcement, including coordination with global enforcement, particularly in Europe, China and the U.S.
  • A Spanish family-owned mechanical engineering company in a series of disputes over infringement of multiple patents in Germany and Spain

Recognitions


  • JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2017-2023: Recommended for Patent Law (“extremely knowledgeable, good tactician and responds quickly”, “retains the bigger picture”, “very persistent”, competitors, 2022/2023; “tactically skilled and prompt in response”, competitor, 2021/2022; “has excellent knowledge of the standardization scene around mobile communications”, client, 2020/2021)
  • IAM Patent 1000 2022: “A highly experienced litigator with exceptional responsiveness who always provides thorough work that is up to the highest standards”, “He provides refined legal and strategic advice to clients, is an excellent team player, is quick in providing in-depth analysis of the changing circumstances of a case and is able to produce well-developed response strategies”

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Community


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

Credentials


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

Admissions
Germany

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