The former presiding judge at the Federal Court of Justice (Tenth Civil Senate), Professor Dr Klaus-J. Melullis, has joined Meissner Bolte in an "Of-Counsel” role. “I am very much looking forward to applying my experience to support the Litigation Team at Meissner Bolte. In view of the large number of disputes handled by the firm, Meissner Bolte offers me an extremely interesting range of cases to work on”, says Professor Melullis.
Professor Melullis, who is also an internationally-renowned patent attorney, will be acting as an advisor to Meissner Bolte: applying his extensive knowledge to the development of National and International litigation strategies and mock trials in particular. Professor Melullis began his career at LG Hamburg and sat as a judge at the Federal Court of Justice from 1990 to 2009. In 2001, he was appointed the presiding judge of the Tenth Civil Senate, which he represented for many years in the Grand Civil Panel. Professor Melullis is the co-author of the most important commentary on the Patents Act and the European Patent Convention, as well as being the editor of the standard work: “Handbuch des Wettbewerbsprozesses” [handbook of the competitive process]. In 2010, he was also awarded an honorary professorship at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he became head of the Patent Law Research Group.
"We are extremely pleased that such a renowned Expert will join our growing litigation practice. With Professor Melullis, we can offer our national and international clientèle the unique opportunity to benefit directly from legal advice from the perspective of an outstanding infringement judge", says Dr Tobias Wuttke, Partner and Head of Litigation at Meissner Bolte.
Meissner Bolte is one of the leading law firms in the field of intellectual property in Germany. The team of patent attorneys and lawyers currently comprises 18 partners and 54 lawyers, providing advice across a total of twelve offices in Europe.
Dr Tobias Wuttke
Head of Litigation, Partner