Dr. Tobias Wuttke

Lawyer, specialized in High Profile IP Litigation

Lawyer, Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer, Head of Legal Department

Education
Degree in Law from the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg in Breisgau and Sevilla;
Legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court Hamburg;
External Student at the University of London;
Doctoral Thesis on the "Europeanization of Competition Law", Scholarship sponsored by the German Research Foundation;
Personal assistant to the Presiding Judge of the German Supreme Court, Prof. Dr. Bornkamm (Intellectual Property Division)

Professional Membership
DJWEPLAW, Editorial Board EPLAW Patent Blog, GGIPGRUR, LES, VPPAIPLA

Experience
Complex national and cross-border procedures in Intellectual Property Law, in particular litigation proceedings in Patent, Utility Model, Design and Trademark Law. Portfolio analysis, build-up and exploitation. Forensic advice in pharma-, unfair competition and antitrust law. Drafting of contracts in all areas of technology transfer and R&D agreements. Know-how protection.

Rankings
WTR 2019: "Tobias Wuttke is the practice's standout performer; he hits his stride in cross-border infringement proceedings"
IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists
IAM Patent 1000: "doughty litigator with valiant defence"
JUVE: "top in cross-border procedures"
Legal 500 Germany: "brilliant lawyer with high factual and specialized knowledge"
WHO'S WHO Patents: "a rising star"; "deep knowledge of complex cross-border infringement processes"
 

Current Speeches >>

10 years Munich Procedure in Patent Litigation, Palace of Justice Munich, “Current case law of the Munich District Court” (Tobias Pichlmaier, VRiLG, Dr. Matthias Zigann, VRiLG, Dr. Tobias Wuttke, Meissner Bolte) 
VPP-Special Event, "4 dimensions of patent litigation", June 27/28, 2019
Technical University Munich, "What can IP do for you as an innovator", 10 May 2019
German Patent and Trademark Office: German-Chinese Symposium, “The German Utility Model from a User’s Perspective”, March 26, 2019
Global IP Strategy Conference Washington “Key Aspects of German Patent Litigation“, March 15, 2019


TU Ilmenau, “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court”, February 17, 2019
Amberg Patent Day, "The calculation of remuneration in the event of out-licensing - what applies to cross- and group licenses", 15 February 2019
Forum Institute, “German and Chinese Utility Models“, 30 November 2018
Technical University Munich, , ”What can IP do for you as an innovator”, 12 May 2018
China Seminar, „Patent Infringement in light of the German bifurcated system“, 14 March 2018
Global IP Strategy Conference Washington “Key Aspects of German Patent Litigation“, March 9, 2018
TU Ilmenau, “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court”, February 13, 2018
TU Ilmenau, “US Patent Law - A Guide to Practice”, January 16, 2018
Munich Japanese IP Workshop: “SEP-Litigation and FRAND Defense”, February 27, 2018
IIP Tokyo, "German Inspection Proceedings", 16 November 2017
CPA Global Meeting, “IP 4.0. What is the IP function of tomorrow?”, 27. September 2017
IHK Kassel, "3D-Printing and IP", 12 September 2017
Munich International Patent Law Conference, 23 June 2017
VPP-Special Event, "4 dimensions of patent litigation", 10/11 May 2017
State of Bavaria, Head Office Japan, "German Inspection Proceedings", 12 April 2017
Technical University Munich, "What can IP do for you as an innovator", 17 February 2017
Amberger Patent Days, "Patent Litigation – International Comparison", 10 February 2017
Technical University Ilmenau, "US Patent Law –  a guide for practitioners", 7 January 2017
EPO Patent Information Conference, "The strategic use of legal status information", 10 November 2016

Current Blog Posts/Newsletters >>

“Art 83 EPC (= sufficiency of disclosure) before the German Courts and the EPO: (still) no harmonization“, EPLAW PATENT BLOG, July 2019
GGIP: “Absolute Transparency Obligation for FRAND License Offer", March 11, 2018
EPLAW: ”Federal Supreme Court ‘Drum unit’”, February 5, 2018
GGIP: "Temporary injunction in the (over-monopolised) equivalence area", 6 December 2017


Current Publications >>

“The German Inspection Proceedings from a Lawyer’s Perspective", Intellectual Property Journal, Japan, September 2018
“News from Patent Litigation“, in ‘Mitteilung der deutschen Patentanwälte´, March 2018, page 107 et seq.
“SMEs And The Patent Challenge", LES Nouvelles, September 2017
"Patent Litigation up-to-date - an overview of the current case law", in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2017, p. 55 et seq.


"Patent Litigation up-to-date - an overview of the current case law", in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2016, p. 55 et seq.
"Doctrine of Equivalence and inventive step - what is obvious?", in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2015, p. 489 et seq.
"The German Utility Model - a weapon?", in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2015, p. 110 et seq.
"Patent Litigation up-to-date - an overview of the current case law", in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2014, p. 452 et seq.
Commentary on the decision "Haltesystem für Werbeprints II" of the Court of Appeals Düsseldorf, in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2014, p. 475 et seq.
"Patent Litigation up-to-date - an overview of the current case law", in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2013, p. 483 et seq.
"A patentee's privilege due to the German bifurcated system?", in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 2012, p. 477 et seq. (Co-Autor).
"The current case law on preliminary injunctions in patent matters - back to the roots?" in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte 2011, p. 393 et seq.
"Practitioner's Manual: Know-how-Protection", Carl Heymanns Verlag (Co-Author).
"The Europeanisation of Unfair Competition Law", Carl Heymanns Verlag.
Commentary on the decision of the CAFC" The Forest Group Inc v. Bon Tool Company", in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte 2010, p. 246 et seq.
"Misleading statement of accounts", jurisPR-WettbR 6/2007, Anm. 1.
"Restriction of competition pursuant Art 81 EC-Treaty by a system for the exchange of debtors information between financial institutions", WuB V Art. 81 WG 1.07 (Co-Author).
"The ongoing consolidation in the German banking sector", Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 22 No. 2 (Co-Author).
"The significance of the protection objectives for a liberal unfair competition law", in: Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 2007, p. 119 et seq.
"The convergence of the national and European law on misleading advertisement", in: Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 2004, p. 820 et seq.
"News for the competitive relevance and the balancing of interests in misleading advertisement ", in: Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 2003, p. 839 et seq. 

Munich:
Widenmayerstr. 47, D - 80538 Munich
Phone: +49-89-2121860, Fax: +49-89-21218670
E-Mail: mail@mb.de

Dusseldorf/Ratingen:
Hauser Ring 10, D - 40878 Ratingen
Phone: +49-2102-42370, Fax: +49-2102-46851
E-Mail: mail@duesseldorf.mb.de

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