Dr. Martin Fähndrich | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Martin Fähndrich

Partner/Patent Attorney Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


English, French, German

Faehndrich Martin

Dr. Martin Fähndrich
Faehndrich Martin
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Technically excellent, moves matters ahead.

Legal 500 EMEA, 2014

Martin Fähndrich focuses on patent litigation and has successfully run more than a hundred infringement cases at the courts in Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Munich. He also represents his clients in opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office and in nullity actions at the German patent court (Bundespatentgericht).

Unlike most German litigators, Martin is double qualified as a lawyer and as an engineer, and specializes on cases involving challenging technical subject matter. Martin is also very experienced in representing clients in FRAND cases. He has a significant track record in negotiating and drafting licensing agreements and settlements.

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Clients praise his determination, saying: "He doesn't give up, and is very persistent. He comes up with some very creative arguments.''

Chambers Global, 2015

Representative experience

Representing ZTE at European Court of Justice in Huawei vs. ZTE, a landmark case for whole telecoms industry and patent law community.
Acting for leading OEMs/suppliers, involving technology including crankshaft bearings, gear shift sets, turbochargers, body-reinforcing elements, and ventilation systems.
Representing engineering clients on patent infringement, nullity and opposition cases.
Representing Stryker, Karl Storz, Fresenius Kabi and the French state in various cases.
Litigating patents in connection with multiple mode direct conversion receivers, optical transmission systems, optical amplifiers and wavelength division multiplexing.
Assisting BlackBerry, ZTE and other leading handset and telecoms infrastructure manufacturers in patent infringement, invalidity and opposition proceedings.
Litigating numerous LTE, UMTS and speech coding patents and on other aspects of smartphone technology.


  • Law Degree, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 1997
  • Dr. iur., Technical University of Munich, 1996
  • Engineering Science, Technical University of Munich, 1992
  • LES
  • IPO
  • GRUR
  • VPP


Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

Legal 500 EMEA

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (Germany)

Chambers Global

2016, 2018-2019
Patent Litigation


Patent Litigation

Chambers Europe

Patents Infringement

IAM 1000

Patent Law Dispute Resolution

Legal 500 Germany


Who's Who Legal Germany


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