Alexander Reetz

Partner at Wildanger Kehrwald Graf von Schwerin & Partner mbB

Alexander Reetz specialises in all aspects of patent law and technical copyright law. He has specific expertise in all aspects of IP litigation – namely, 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 and advised numerous clients in highly litigious matters relating to SEPs and non-SEPs over the past decade (mobile networks, connected cars) and advises on SEP strategy in the field of smart grids. His litigation experience extends to various other fields of technology and includes litigation involving mobile dating and gaming platforms, activity tracking, medical devices and wearables, semiconductors and electronics, robotics and mechanical engineering.

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms Handbook (2020) lists Dr Reetz as “often recommended” (with competitors describing him as “first-rate”, “an excellent addition to the firm” and “a lawyer you can rely on”); he is recognised as a “Patent star” in MIP’s IP Stars (2020-2021) and as a leading patent professional in IAM Patent 1000 (2020-2021); he has also been listed as a recommended attorney for intellectual property in Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers for several years (2015-2021). IAM Patent 1000 Top Professionals 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 (2019) lists Dr Reetz as a “highly recommended attorney for patent litigation”.

Dr Reetz studied law in Cologne (Germany), Aberdeen (United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch (South Africa). He received his doctorate degree 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 was admitted to the Bar in 2008. Dr Reetz was a senior member (counsel) of the Dusseldorf patent litigation practice of Hogan Lovells before he joined Wildanger in January 2019 as a partner.

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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