Dr. Martin Fähndrich
Martin Fähndrich focuses on patent litigation and has successfully run more than a hundred cases before the German infringement courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich. Martin particularly focuses on representing his clients in opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office and in nullity actions at the German patent court (Bundespatentgericht). Martin has significant experience in the FRAND defense. He has run with numerous multi-jurisdictional matters and is familiar with setting up cross-border litigation strategies.
Being one of only a few German patent litigators having obtained university degrees in both engineering and law, Martin focuses on cases with difficult technical subject matter. He has litigated dozens of cases in each of the fields of automotive, medical devices, telecoms, mechanical engineering, cryptography, electrical engineering and software.
He has a significant track record in negotiating and drafting licensing agreements and settlements.
Clients praise his determination, saying: "He doesn't give up, and is very persistent. He comes up with some very creative arguments.''
His combined technical and procedural expertise is impressive.
Areas of Focus
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 Johnson Controls, Thyssen Krupp, and ITW, 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 on aspects of smartphone technology as well as 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.
Patent Law Dispute Resolution
Legal 500 Germany
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