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Dr Stephan Neuhaus

Partner

Duesseldorf

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Dr Stephan Neuhaus

Partner

Duesseldorf

Stephan is a patent litigator with more than a decade of experience in protecting his international and national client’s market position with a specific focus on the life sciences and chemical industries as well as the telecommunications and the engineering sector. He joined Allen & Overy in 2021 from another renowned international firm. Stephan coordinates parallel patent infringement and revocation proceedings in the major European countries, helping clients devise effective cross-border litigation strategies. 

He conducts main action infringement proceedings, preliminary injunction proceedings and inspection proceedings at the German district and appellate courts as well as nullity actions at the German Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court. His strategic advice covers questions regarding the new Unified Patent Court and the European Patent with unitary effect.

Stephan is recognized as “a known quantity in the life sciences and telecoms spheres” (IAM Patent 1000, 2020) and as “life sciences sage who has proved his mettle in a plethora of its actions before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice” (IAM Patent 1000, 2018). His “adroitness in presenting strong life sciences arguments is much-appreciated by those who rely on him in court” (IAM Patent 1000, 2019). Clients also praise his “unbeatable rhetoric skills in court and great personality” (IP Stars 2017). They appreciate his “written submissions of top quality” and his “excellent all-round knowledge of law and business” (IP Stars, 2016). 

News & insights

Science lab setting with plant, computer, flask and microscope

Blog Post: 11 OCTOBER 2021

Podcast: The injunction gap, proportionality and final injunctions: legislative updates in Germany

How will recent legislative updates in Germany affect patent litigation? 

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Publications: 06 OCTOBER 2021

Podcast: The injunction gap, proportionality and final injunctions: legislative updates in Germany

How will recent legislative updates in Germany affect patent litigation?

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Microscopic image of cell

Blog Post: 28 SEPTEMBER 2021

Potential referral to the EBA: Is a reconsideration of the plausibility criterion plausible?

Technical Board of Appeal (“TBA”) No. 3.3.02 is about to refer a question to the Enlarge Board of Appeal (“EBA”) to determine whether post-published data should always be disregarded in the assessment…

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Microscope with lights on

Blog Post: 14 JUNE 2021

Process patents – paper tigers or effective protective rights?

Thoughts on “sufficient likelihood” in the sense of section 140c German Patent Act (PatG).

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Office

Duesseldorf

Allen & Overy LLP
Dreischeibenhaus 1
40211 Duesseldorf

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2011

Academic

Dr iur, Universität Bayreuth, Germany, 2010

Second German Law Degree, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 2011

First German Law Degree, Universität Bayreuth, Germany 2005

Experience highlights

Recognition

Awards & accolades

"Rising Star Intellectual Property"

LMG Europe Rising Stars Award 2019

Published work

  • Stephan Neuhaus, Anm. zu BGH - Cerdioxid, GRUR 2021, 1043, 1048