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Dr. Clemens Plassmann
Partner, Dusseldorf
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Clemens Plassmann is a partner based in Hogan Lovells Dusseldorf office (admission to the bar: 1995). He is specialized in intellectual property matters with a focus on technical IP rights (patents and utility models).

Clemens has conducted numerous patent infringement lawsuits before the civil courts and has worked on parallel validity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Supreme Court and the European Patent Office. He has ample experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent disputes (including arbitrations) in Europe. Clemens is also active in client counselling as regards licensing, transactional IP and the law of employees' inventions.

Clemens has been selected as a "Leader in their Field" by Chambers Europe 2010 and is recommended by the International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2014 as a"great strategist". According to the "Handelsblatt", Clemens is one of the "Best Lawyers 2012" in the field of Intellectual Property in Germany. Likewise, in the Handelsblatt, Clemens has been named as "one of the best lawyers of Germany 2013" and "lawyer of the year 2013" with respect to Information Technology. The Managing Intellectual Property Magazine names him as one of the "IP Stars in Germany 2014". The JUVE Handbook 2014/2015 names Clemens Plassmann as "frequently recommended" in the field of patent law and stresses his strength in advising on the legal issues related to the future Unified Patent Court System in Europe.

IP Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Licensing and Technology Transfer
Strategic Counseling and Portfolio Development
IP in Commercial Transactions
Intellectual Property
Trade Secrets and Confidential Know-How
Technology Contracts
Medical Devices
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Life Sciences and Healthcare
LimeGreen IP Know-how
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • GRUR
  • VPP
  • "Leader in their Field", Chambers Europe 2010
  • "World's leading patent lawyers", International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2015
  • "IP Star Patents", Managing Intellectual Property 2014
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