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Denise Benz

Senior Associate


Benz Denise
Denise Benz

Senior Associate


Denise joined Allen & Overy’s IP Litigation practice in 2017. She represents clients in complex IP litigation, with a particular emphasis on proceedings in the field of patent law across a range of technologies.

She offers advice to national and international clients both in in advance of litigation and in patent infringement proceedings before all patent litigation chambers and in validity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court (including appeal proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court) and the European Patent Office as well as in arbitration proceedings. Managing IP magazine has recently named Denise "Rising Star Germany" in IP.

Denise’s expertise covers a wide range of industries and technologies, including mechanical engineering, telecommunications, IT including software, electronics and semiconductors. She regularly acts in litigation concerning standard-essential patents (SEP) and specializes in the interface of patents and antitrust law (FRAND). She also focuses her practice on complex cross-border patent disputes involving the coordination of lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Denise practiced in another international law firm in Munich with a focus on patent litigation.

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