Dr. Andreas von Falck | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Andreas von Falck

Partner Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


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Dr. Andreas von Falck
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Clients say: He is an excellent litigator who has done a fantastic job for us. He remains one of the leading IP lawyers in Germany.

Chambers Global, 2016

Andreas von Falck is a trial lawyer with a track record for developing successful litigation strategies. He loves technology and science and finding ways to convey simple messages to the decision makers. In its 2019 edition, IAM wrote about him: “a defining individual in the world of German intellectual property” who’s “advocacy can flip the outcome of a case, which is precisely why he is so sought after.” 

Andreas von Falck is part of our global Patent Litigation practice. He has an excellent track record in litigating patents in all areas of patent law but with a particular focus on the life sciences, chemical, and high-tech industries. Andreas has advised many of the world's leading companies in patent litigation in Germany and has had conduct of a vast number of cross border proceedings including all parts of Europe. In addition, he has had a number of remarkable wins in validity appeals before the German Federal Supreme Court.

As part of our multiple award winning global patent litigation practice, Andreas is recommended for patent litigation by Chambers Global World's Leading Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, Managing Intellectual Property, Legal 500, and JUVE, the leading German legal directory. Recognised for offering first class, innovative solutions, He is praised for his "analytical approach and availability" (Chambers 2018) and as "extremely knowledgeable and one of the top litigators in Germany, if not the top."(Chambers 2017)

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Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘first-class’ patent team shows ‘excellent quality’ and ‘promptness’, particularly in the coordination of complex cross-border disputes, most notably in the pharmaceuticals and telecoms sectors.

Legal 500, 2018

Representative experience

Working for many of the world's largest companies in the life sciences and chemical industries and arguing for high tech companies in FRAND disputes.
Representing a leading US pharma company in patent nullity and infringement proceedings up to the Federal Supreme Court regarding its world leading antidepressant.
Acting for a US medical devices manufacturer in European litigation and coordinating Asian and US litigation regarding neurovascular implants.
Acting for a world leading pharmaceutical and biotech company regarding several of its blockbuster biotech products.
Acting for leading chemical company in patent litigation with competitor in Germany and the EPO.
Acting for a leading US drug manufacturer in European Court of Justice regarding supplementary protection certificate.
Acting for a leading global handset manufacturer on all aspects of defending against one of the world's largest non-practicing entities.

Representing a Japanese high-tech company against "troll" a attack.

Advising a world leading industrial on its worldwide patent strategy and implementation.
Advising a diagnostics company on patenting strategy.
Assisting a top-ten pharma company on obtaining and defending secondary protection for new indications of its anti-cancer medicament.


  • Dr. iur., University of Freiburg, 1997
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Tuebingen
Court admissions
  • Unified Patent Court
  • Germany


Included for Health Care Law

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, Leading Individual

Legal 500 EMEA

Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences

Legal 500 EMEA

Included for Litigation

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Included for Pharmaceuticals Law

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Included for Intellectual Property Law

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Acritas Star

Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (Germany)

Chambers Global

Listed as Patent Star

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS

Leading Senior Partner in Patent Litigation

JUVE handbook

Leading individual for Patent Law: Dispute Resolution

Legal 500 Germany

Top ranked lawyer for Patent Litigation

Chambers Global

IAM Global Leader for Patent litigation

IAM 2024