Ever since I participated in archaeological excavations in Israel, I have known that the most precious insights are very often hidden beneath the ground.
Simon Klopschinski Dr. iur.
Year of birth 1978 | Called to the bar 2009 | Associate
Education Universities of Konstanz and Cardiff; internship at the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court; research associate at the Professorial Chair for Civil Law, Law of the Economic System, and Law of International Economic Relations at the University of Konstanz (Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fezer); scholarship holder and research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich (Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Joseph Straus); German Embassy Singapore; law firms in Düsseldorf, Cardiff and Munich
Memberships GRUR, AIPPI
Languages English, French
I represent companies in patent, trade mark and unfair competition disputes, copyright litigation and arbitration proceedings. In addition, I advise on contract matters. I work in close collaboration with patent attorneys and foreign attorneys.
I have technical knowledge in the fields of pharmaceuticals, genetics, medical devices, engineering, software, chemistry and electrical engineering. In the course of patent disputes between research-based pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of generic drugs I have gained experience concerning the marketing of pharmaceuticals. In infringement and nullity proceedings I have acquired knowledge, inter alia, in the field of genetics, especially DNA methylation, prenatal diagnostics and nanopore sequencing. I have also enforced patents and copyrights in software. In patent entitlement proceedings I have protected the rights of the patentee against third party claims. In trade mark disputes before German courts I cracked-down on counterfeits. In proceedings before the European Court of Justice I have defended trade marks and trade mark applications.
Since working at the professorial chair of Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fezer during my law studies I have dealt with intellectual property. My German-language PhD thesis on the protection of intellectual property under international investment agreements (Carl Heymanns Verlag 2011), supervised by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Jospeh Straus, received the Award of the Law Faculty of Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (2011) as well as the Max Planck Society’s Otto Hahn Medal for Junior Scientists (2012). An English version will be published soon with Oxford University Press (co-authors: Professor Christopher Gibson; Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan). I have published several articles on intellectual property and international investment law in German and international journals.
I have also made presentations on intellectual property law, international investment law, and financial innovation at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Munich), the ETH Zürich, the University of St. Gallen, King's College (Cambridge), the University of Athens, Suffolk University Law School (Boston), and the University of Strasbourg.