My passion is IP. I help clients secure the full potential of their most valuable intellectual property assets.

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Wolfgang advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters involving their most valuable intellectual property assets in the digital, telecom, high-tech, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries.

His subjects of focus include research and development collaborations, complex licensing agreements, technology transactions, know-how protection strategies, and employee invention law. He also has substantial experience in litigating patents, trademarks and other intellectual property assets, often in a multijurisdictional context. In addition, Wolfgang and his team frequently clear trademarks and ad campaigns and prosecute trademark applications.

Wolfgang is co-editor of our Mofo Life Sciences Blog.

Wolfgang is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP based in our German office in Berlin.

Representative Experience

Representative Transactional Matters
  • Negotiate multimillion-euro strategic partnership between two AgTech leaders concerning the development and commercialization of pest-resistant transgenic traits.
  • Provide commercial and IP advice to startups and established companies in the area of digital health, IoT (5G), and other industry 4.0 or data-driven business models.
  • Structure and negotiate technology aspects of a high-stakes, multi-partner agreement to establish a GDPR-proof, single sign-on solution for the European market.
  • Structure IP rights in connection with joint ventures and other M&A transactions, including the carve-out of a patent-heavy semiconductor business comprising nine jurisdictions into a German-U.S. joint venture.
  • Draft diverse global patent and know-how license agreements in the areas of AgTech and life sciences—including gene licensing and licensing of genome editing technologies (e.g., CRISPR)—medical devices, defense, and telecommunications, and draft correlating supply and distribution agreements.
  • Advise on government-funded, multi-partner R&D projects and/or R&D projects with academic institutions, as well as on employee invention law.
Representative Contentious IP Matters
  • Represent leading internet retailer in patent infringement and concurrent invalidity proceedings in the context of a multijurisdictional dispute concerning touch screen technology.
  • Advise German provider of DSL technologies in highly contentious FRAND negotiations with U.S. patent troll, including advising on determination of FRAND rates under evolving German case law.
  • Represent diverse pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in national and cross-border patent infringement proceedings and other technology-related disputes, including preliminary injunctions as well as pre‑trial discovery and inspection proceedings, concerning, inter alia, drug coating technologies, toner cartridges, medicinal gases, transgenic plants, and vaccines.
  • Conduct trademark, copyright, and false advertising litigation, including, most notably, a high-profile trademark litigation for a German bank, and a nine-country cross-border trademark litigation involving a famous pharmaceutical brand.
  • Advise on border seizure measures and trade fair disputes in the areas of household appliances, cosmetics, and sanitary installations, as well as anti-counterfeiting strategies.
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