Dr. Benjamin Schröer

Dr. Benjamin Schröer


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 278

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Benjamin Schröer has assisted with some of the firm's most prominent patent litigation and his input has been well received by clients. One source states: "I was extremely surprised by his technical knowledge; I rarely see that in a litigator."

Benjamin Schröer 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 life 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.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended lawyer for Patent Law: fierce opponent at court, competitor
Juve Handbook


Recommended lawyer Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (Germany)
Chambers Global


Recommended lawyer for Patent law: dispute resolution
Legal 500 EMEA


Recommended lawyer for Infringement
IAM Patent 1000


Next Generation Lawyer, Patent Litigation: Benjamin Schröer is a rising star. He is very thoughtful and considerate and staffs his cases very well, using senior partners only when necessary and bringing in his associates very effectively.
Legal 500 Germany

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., University of Bayreuth

First State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Representative experience

Representing a leading global technology company in infringement and nullity proceedings in major cross-border patent litigation regarding 3G and 4G SEPs against Ericsson.

Representing BlackBerry in patent infringement and nullity proceedings against Nokia.

Representing Texas Instruments in patent infringement proceedings regarding SEPs against a non-practicing entity.

Representing one of the world's leading automotive suppliers in patent infringement and nullity proceedings against competitors.

Representing Bobst Mex S.A. in several patent infringement proceedings in the area of mechanical engineering against competitors.

Representing a leading manufacturer of products for breastfeeding mothers in complex patent infringement and nullity proceedings against competitors.

Representing various clients from inter alia the automotive, mechanical engineering and medical device industry in (patent) inspection proceedings.

Representing various clients from inter alia the automotive industry in (patent) preliminary injunctions proceedings.

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