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Dr Jan Ebersohl



Ebersohl Jan
Dr Jan Ebersohl



Jan is a renowned patent litigator who joined Allen & Overy in 2017 from an international litigation firm. Jan has over 15 years of professional experience in dispute resolution. He focuses on complex patent disputes in the computing, telecommunications, electronics and semiconductors fields and regularly represents his clients in infringement and validity actions. 

Furthermore, Jan is global co-head of Allen & Overy’s automotive sector group, focusing, among other things, on patent disputes related to car connectivity and Internet of things (IoT). Jan has particular expertise in matters relating to standard essential patents and the interface of patents and antitrust laws (FRAND). In its 2019 edition, Juve Handbook calls Jan “eminently respectable” and “an up-and-coming mobile communications expert”. Jan also represents his clients in complex commercial litigation as well as in international arbitration matters under the rules of all relevant arbitration institutes, with his arbitration work focusing particularly on IP-related disputes. Jan is furthermore an unfair competition law specialist and is co-author of a German standard textbook on unfair competition law.

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Dr.iur., University of Saarbrücken, Germany, 2003

Second German Law Degree, Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, Germany, 2000

First German Law Degree, University of Saarbrücken, Germany, 1998

Published work

  • Ebersohl J., co-author in Teplitzky/Peifer/Leistner, UWG Großkommentar, DeGruyter, 2nd ed. 2014