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Dr. Clemens Plassmann


Dr. Clemens Plassmann
English, French, German
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

Clemens Plassmann is a leader in intellectual property matters with a focus on technical IP rights (patents and utility models).

Clemens conducted numerous patent infringement lawsuits before the German civil courts and worked on parallel validity proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Supreme Court and the European Patent Office. He has a great deal of 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. He increasingly advises on strategic issues related to the upcoming system of the Unified Patent Court in Europe. 

IP Star Patents

Managing Intellectual Property, 2017

Education and admissions


  • Dr. iur., Freie Universität Berlin, 1996
  • Second State Exam in Law, Berlin, 1995
  • First State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 1990


  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)


One of the "Best Lawyers" in the field of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law



IP Star Patents

Managing Intellectual Property


"One of the world's leading practitioners" of Patent law.

Who's Who Legal


Recommended lawyer for Patent law

JUVE handbook


"Great strategist"

International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers

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