Dr. Stephan Neuhaus

Dr. Stephan Neuhaus


Email stephan.neuhaus@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 328

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Spanish

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Stephan Neuhaus is a quadrilingual litigator whose adroitness in presenting strong lifesciences arguments is much-appreciated by those who rely on him in court.

IAM Patent 1000, 2019

Stephan Neuhaus focuses on all aspects of patent law. He has extensive experience in litigating patents for international and national clients, especially from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and the life sciences as well as telecommunications sector.

Stephan coordinates parallel patent infringement and revocation proceedings in the major European countries. He conducts main action infringement proceedings, preliminary injunction proceedings and inspection proceedings at the German district and appellate courts as well as nullity actions at the German Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court. His strategic advice covers questions regarding the new Unified Patent Court and the European Patent with unitary effect.

Recognized as "a known quantity in the life sciences spheres" (IAM Patent 1000, 2020) and as "life sciences sage who has proved his mettle in a plethora of nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice" (IAM Patent 1000, 2018), clients praise his "unbeatable rhetoric skills in court and great personality" (IP Stars 2017). They appreciate his "written submissions of top quality" and his "excellent all-round knowledge of law and business" (IP Stars, 2016).

Stephan studied law and economics in Bayreuth. He earned his Ph.D. in Law with a thesis on secondary liability in intellectual property and unfair competition law.

Awards and recognitions


Ranked Lawyer - Patent Litigation
Legal 500 - Germany


Listed in Best Lawyers Germany - Intellectual Property
Best Lawyers


Recommended lawyer for patent infringement – Bronze Band
IAM Patent 1000


Recommended Lawyer for Life Sciences and Patents
Expert Guides Rising Stars


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Rising Star - Intellectual Property
Legal Media Group - Europe Rising Stars Award


Listed as Rising Star
Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS


Category winner Patents - Germany
Lawyer Monthly

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., University of Bayreuth, 2010

University of Bayreuth, 2005


German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)


Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions


Representative experience

Representing Eli Lilly in numerous preliminary injunction, main action and nullity proceedings regarding its chemotherapy drug Alimta® including winning precedent setting appeal

Advising major Swiss pharmaceutical company on pan-European strategy and coordinating pan-European enforcement of patents against market entry of biosimilar products

Successfully protecting market of various major innovative pharmaceutical companies against illegal parallel importation from acceding Eastern European Member States

Acting in various revocation proceedings at the German Federal Patent Court and at the German Federal Supreme Court

Conducting inspection proceedings to gather information for infringement proceedings, specifically by inspecting specific sections of the pharmaceutical dossier

Defending clients from the chemical and from the automotive industries against patent infringement allegations

Advising various pharmaceutical innovators on strategy enforcing patents protecting biological drugs against biosimilar competition including coordinating cross-border proceedings

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