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Dr Birgit Kramer

Senior Associate


Birgit is a member of Allen & Overy's German IP practice, specialising in particular on patent law. She has long-standing experience in advising and representing clients, with a particular emphasis on the fields of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, as well as consumer goods. Besides the representation of clients in complex court proceedings, her expertise primarily focuses on advising corporates on contract negotiations, for example on licence and R&D agreements. After completing her doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property she worked for law firms in Munich and Zurich, as well as with various major international companies.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as German Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2005

Assessorin, Germany, 2002

Referendarin, Germany, 2000

Academic qualifications

Dr iur, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property/ Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, 2005

Second German Law Degree, 2002

First German Law Degree, 2000

Published work

Kramer B., Feldges J. (2011) “Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences in Germany”, in: "Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences, A Global Guide to Rights and Their Applications", ed. Paul England

Kramer B., Feldges J. (2010) „Die Bestimmung des Schutzbereiches von ergänzenden Schutzzertifikaten für Arzneimittel“, in: Festschrift für Wolfgang von Meibom, Hrsg. Christian Harmsen, Oliver Jan Jüngst und Felix Rödiger

Kramer B., Feldges J. (2009) “Patent Law in Germany”, in: Business Laws of Germany, ed. Thomas Wegerich

Kramer B. (2007) „Patentschutz und Zugang zu Medikamenten, Rechtliche und ökonomische Implikation“, Köln: Heymanns Verlag

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