Bernhard Arnold is a partner of Arnold Ruess, a boutique IP firm in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is a lecturer on the LLM in IP law course at Heinrich Heine University. Before founding Arnold Ruess, Dr Arnold worked with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for several years.
Dr Arnold has experience in patent litigation in various technology sectors (electronics, pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices, chemistry, telecommunications and others), and coordinates international teams to develop and implement the optimal strategy for his clients. He regularly acts as counsel for a global consumer electronics group on all IP matters in Germany. Dr Arnold further advises on licensing and IP-driven transactions in his areas of expertise, which also extend to copyright law.
Dr Arnold holds a law degree from Passau University and a German SJD (Dr jur) from Cologne University. He has published widely in his field of expertise, including a book on the circumvention of technical copyright measures which was highly regarded by copyright owners. The Dusseldorf Bar Association has awarded him the title of Fachanwalt (bar-certified specialist) for IP law, and he has recently been recommended in his area of expertise by the 2015 edition of Legal 500 and by Chambers Europe 2015.
Dr Arnold is an active member of several professional organisations, including the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the European Patent Lawyers Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He is a much sought-after speaker and has given presentations on IP law issues in several countries.
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