Dr. Benjamin Schröer
Benjamin has proven to be a creative IP litigator who thinks 'out of the box' to create solutions for his clients which make a difference in practice. In the first years of his professional career, he developed an entirely new approach on how to litigate product piracy cases for brand owners. This approach, which was later adopted by the German Federal Supreme Court in the so-called 'CONVERSE I' decision, strongly facilitated his client's fight against counterfeit products.
Benjamin focuses on patent litigation, where he advises and represents clients in infringement and nullity proceedings. His strengths lie not only in his legal knowledge but also on his eagerness to understand the details of technology involved in his cases to be able to discuss technical questions at eye level with his clients.
Over the last few years, Benjamin has gained vast experience, in particular, in the telecommunication, automotive and mechanical engineering industry. He has also worked for clients in the medical device and live science industry. The idea to establish a Unified Patent Court (UPC) and a Unitary Patent for Europe fascinated Benjamin from the outset. He started familiarizing himself with this project early and now he can barely wait to use his in-depth knowledge of the UPC in practice and is therefore looking forward to the start of this new system.
Benjamin studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and graduated as the 7th best among 1,091 candidates in the state of Bavaria. As a stipendiary of the German Research Foundation, he was a member of the IP doctorate program of the University of Bayreuth where he wrote his doctoral thesis (summa cum laude) about certain aspects of unfair competition law.
In 2013, Benjamin worked for several months in our London office.
Leading global technology company: representing in infringement and nullity proceedings in major cross-border patent litigation regarding 3G and 4G SEPs against Ericsson
BlackBerry: representing in patent infringement and nullity proceedings against Nokia
Texas Instruments: representing in patent infringement proceedings regarding SEPs against a non-practicing entity
One of the world's leading automotive suppliers: representing in patent infringement and nullity proceedings against competitors
Bobst Mex S.A.: representing in several patent infringement proceedings in the area of mechanical engineering against competitors
A leading manufacturer of products for breastfeeding mothers: representing in complex patent infringement and nullity proceedings against competitors
Various clients from inter alia the automotive, mechanical engineering and medical device industry. representing in (patent) inspection proceedings
Various clients from inter alia the automotive industry: representing in (patent) preliminary injunctions proceedings