Verena Schmid | Munich | Hogan Lovells

Verena Schmid

Senior Associate Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


English, French, German


Verena Schmid
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Verena Schmid focuses on all aspects of patent law. She represents clients in and advises on infringement and nullity proceedings and brings extensive experience in a diverse range of industry sectors, in particular in the mechanical engineering, telecommunication, electronics and automotive industry. Her practice also includes advising on unfair completion matters and intellectual property transactions.

Verena answers the complex questions of her clients in a quick, efficient and targeted fashion. She finds workable and satisfying solutions for her clients' interests and always aims at obtaining a successful outcome in court proceedings.

Verena likes the concept of introducing a Unitary Patent for Europe and pursued the project from the beginning. She is an author of the Tilmann/Plassmann Unitary Patent and UPC commentary and therefore the "go-to" lawyer when it comes to questions about the new Unified Patent Court and the European Patent with unitary effect.

Before joining our firm, Verena studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. During her legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) at the Munich Court of Appeals, she was already a member of our Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (IPMT) practice group and the Munich patent law group.

Representative experience

Advising a Chinese base station supplier on patent litigation against a patent troll regarding LTE technology.
Advising a major international supplier on patent litigation against a competitor relating to airbag technology.
Advising a leading manufacturer of electronic components on patent infringement and revocation actions relating to electrical connection terminals.
Advising a major international automotive supplier on patent litigation proceedings and parallel nullity suits pending at German Patent Court related to tire repair kits.


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Munich, 2012
  • First State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2010