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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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Blog Post: 07 MAY 2021

How protected are your drug formulations in your transactions?

Drug formulations are incredibly valuable to pharmaceutical businesses; however, they often get overlooked during transactions.  This can create risk for both the seller and buyer of the assets. For…

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Publications: 07 MAY 2021

The perils of giving video evidence

If evidence is to be given remotely, via video link, from another country, be sure to check that this is permitted by the laws of that country.

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News: 06 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Cielo S.A. on their agreement with Facebook, Inc. to launch Facebook Pay in Brazil

Allen & Overy today announced its role in advising Cielo S.A. (Cielo), a leading electronic payments business in Brazil and in Latin America, in the drafting, negotiation, execution and delivery of…

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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