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Dr Birgit Kramer

Senior Associate


Kramer Birgit
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.

News & insights

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Publications: 12 MAY 2021

The UK’s Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime 2021

On 26 April 2021, the UK Government announced a new sanctions regime specifically targeting corruption. Following the introduction of the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (the…

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Colourful shapes

Publications: 12 MAY 2021

The shape of things to come: the value of registered designs in protecting medtech products

As the digital revolution continues to sweep across healthcare, health tech manufacturers are increasingly aware of the need to protect the visual appearance of their products.

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Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Tracker

Publications: 11 MAY 2021

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Trends and Tracker

The SFC's latest annual and quarterly reports highlight the SFC's regulatory work since April 2019 and illustrate some key trends in its enforcement agenda.

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Blog Post: 27 JANUARY 2021

Germany: CJEU referral on current practice in PI proceedings

With a decision of 19 January 2021, the Munich Regional Court (file number 21 O 16782/20) referred following question to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling:

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Admitted as German Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2005

Assessorin, Germany, 2002

Referendarin, Germany, 2000


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