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Dr. Steffen Steininger, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Steininger Steffen
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His inclusion in our ranking is based on very positive client feedback; client: 'He has collaborated very well with us and supported us in complex situations. His advice has been crucial in setting the course for an economic approach.'

Chambers Global, 2016

Steffen Steininger is at his best when IP issues get really challenging. A trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in patent infringement and validity litigation at all major German District and Appeals Courts, the German Federal Supreme Court, the German Patent Court and the EPO, Steffen can draw on the experience of 250 plus cases in which he acted as lead counsel for his clients. Steffen has masterminded international strategies including litigation at the UPC, in the U.S., the UK, France, the Netherlands and Italy. The strategies which he tailors both for international companies and start-ups strive to provide the best results while using his client's resources efficiently.

For his work Steffen, can draw on a deep understanding of the telecoms, automotive, renewable energy and life sciences industries. Steffen also guides clients through the pitfalls of unfair competition litigation, the negotiation of licensing agreements and IP transactions. He has a wealth of knowledge on the new Unitary Patent and UPC and authors in Tilmann / Plassmann, Unified Patent Protection in Europe (Oxford University Press). 

JUVE, the leading German directory, has been listing Steffen for many years as "highly recommended" for patent litigation and in its 2019 /2020 edition quotes competitors describing him as a "technically very well versed litigator".  In 2023 he was named a World Intellectual Property Review Leader. Legal 500 2021 lists him as one of only few “leading names” of patent litigators for Germany. Wirtschaftswoche listed him in 2017 as one of only 20 German lawyers for the "first league of patents in Germany".

Steffen heads our Munich patent litigation group. He also supervises Hogan Lovells Responsible Business activities for Continental Europe. He studied law in Regensburg (Germany) and Paris (France). He received a Master's degree from the University of Oxford (UK) in 1999 and a Ph.D. in the area of international procedural law in Germany in 2002.

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Renown and technically adept

IAM Patent 1000, 2019

Representative experience

Representing LG Electronics in patent litigation proceedings in the telecommunication and appliance industries adverse to various NPEs and competitors.

Permanent advisor to Israelian renewable energy company SolarEdge in a series of patent infringement and validity proceedings.

Representing Texas Instruments in high profile patent infringement and nullity proceedings against a patent licensing company relating to telecommunication standards.

Advising a major international automotive supplier in patent litigation (including preliminary injunction) proceedings against a competitor relating to brake systems.

Permanent advisor to a leading U.S. based pharmaceutical company regarding patent licensing and employee inventions.

Advising an international technology company re the acquisition/transfer of a patent portfolio including more than 2000 patent families.

Advising leading German mobile phone operator in patent litigation against non-practicing entity relating to UMTS standards; case went to German Federal Supreme Court.


  • Dr. iur., University of Regensburg, 2002
  • Second State Exam in Law, Bavaria, 2002
  • M.Jur., University of Oxford, 1999
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Regensburg, 1998
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Friends of the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law
  • Association of Experts on Intellectual Property (VPP)


Recommended lawyer for Patent Law: Dispute Resolution

Legal 500 Germany

Leading lawyer for patent litigation

Legal 500 Germany

Recommended lawyer for patent litigation

JUVE handbook

Included for Intellectual Property Law

Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany, 2019

Listed as IP Star, Managing Patent

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS

Recommended lawyer for infringement

IAM Patent 1000

Recommended lawyer for patent litigation

Chambers Europe & Global

Recommended lawyer for patents