Alexander Reetz

Partner at Wildanger Kehrwald Graf von Schwerin & Partner mbB

Alexander Reetz, LLM, specialises in all aspects of patent law and technical copyright law. He has specific expertise in all aspects of IP litigation – that is, representation in infringement and nullity/opposition/cancellation proceedings, coordination of patent disputes and cross-border work, evidentiary seizures, border seizures and enforcement counter-measures.

Dr Reetz has represented mobile device manufacturers and a network operator in numerous highly litigious matters relating to SEPs and non-SEPs over the past decade. However, his litigation experience extends to various other fields of technology, and includes semiconductors and electronics, robotics, mechanical engineering, activity tracking (medical devices and wearables) and software.

The latest JUVE German Commercial Law Firms Handbook lists Dr Reetz as often recommended (“an excellent addition to the firm”); IAM Patent 1000 2019 states: “Alexander Reetz brings a wealth of FRAND knowledge to the table and looks set to be a client magnet for years to come”; WirtschaftsWoche (2018/2019) lists him as “highly recommended attorney for patent litigation”; and he is frequently named as recommended attorney for intellectual property in Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers (2015-2019).

Dr Reetz studied law in Cologne, Aberdeen (United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch (South Africa). He received his doctorate from the University of Cologne for a fundamental rights-dogmatic study of the law and history governing university inventors and earned a master’s from the University of Aberdeen. He joined Wildanger in January 2019 as a partner, bringing with him 10 years of litigation experience at Hogan Lovells, where he was a senior member (counsel) of the Düsseldorf patent litigation practice.

Dr Reetz is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright and the German group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

Professional associations

  • GRUR
  • VPP

Firm details

Wildanger Kehrwald Graf von Schwerin & Partner mbB
Couvenstraße 8
Dusseldorf 40211

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