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Dr Joachim Feldges



Joachim has practised complex patent litigation for more than 27 years and across all technical fields, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He has experience developing and implementing international patent litigation strategies in numerous European jurisdictions, including on the requirements arising from parallel patent litigation in the United States. He represents clients in infringement and validity cases before all major patent courts, the Federal Supreme Court and the Federal Patent Court. He has acted in arbitration proceedings on patent disputes as well as a mediator to settle such disputes. Joachim regularly represents clients in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. He also has advised on various technology transfer agreements in Europe and the United States, as well as in CIS countries such as Belarus and Uzbekistan, and has had frequent involvement in dispute resolution regarding such agreements. In addition, he is involved in the preparatory work for setting up a Unified Patent Court in Europe.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 1987

Academic qualifications

Docteur en droit, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1987

Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures en Droit, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1984

Published work

Feldges J., Kramer B. (2011), “Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences”, Germany, pp. 193

Feldges J. (2011), „Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH vom 18.10.2011 C-34/10 – Brüstle/Greenpeace“, GRUR 2011, pp. 1045

Feldges J, Kramer B. (2010), „Die Bestimmung des Schutzbereiches von ergänzenden Schutzzertifikaten für Arzneimittel“, Festschrift für Wolfgang von Meibom, pp. 57

Feldges J. (2009), „Kann die Dosierung eines Medikamentes Grundlage einer patentfähigen Erfindung sein?“ Festschrift für Thomas Reimann, pp. 91

Feldges J., Kramer B. (2009), “Patent Law, in Business Laws of Germany”, 2009 ed., p. 197-305.

Feldges J. (2007), „Die Durchsetzung von Patenten in europäischen Streitigkeiten“, Festschrift für Tilman Schilling, pp. 111

Feldges J., Kramer B. (2007), “Co-ownership of Patents under German Law, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice”, pp. 742

Kilger, Feldges, Jaenichen (2005), “The Erosion of Compound Protection In Germany”, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society Vol. 87, pp. 569

Feldges J. (2005), „Ende des absoluten Stoffschutzes? Zur Umsetzung der Biotechnologie-Richtlinie“, GRUR 2005, pp. 977

Feldges J., Kanz C. (2003) in: Anhalt/Dieners, Handbuch des Medizinprodukterechts, § 25 Schutz von Medizinprodukten durch technische Schutzrechte, Munich (2nd edition in preparation)

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