Partner at UNIT4 IP
Arno Grohmann is an attorney at law, a certified specialist for IP law and a partner of UNIT4 IP, an IP boutique law firm located in Stuttgart.
Dr Grohmann has significant expertise in IP law and more than 12 years of experience in litigation. He advises and represents companies of all kinds in IP matters, from start-ups to small and medium-sized enterprises, to multinationals. Through his years of practice, Dr Grohmann has gained specific experience in the automotive industry and worked in a variety of innovative technology sectors such as sensors, semiconductors, e-mobility, pharma, logistics, scaffolding systems, washing/deburring machines, 3D printing, artificial intelligence and energy storage systems.
His practice focuses primarily on patent law, trade secrets and unfair competition law, as well as trademark, design and copyright law. He regularly represents his clients in technically advanced legal disputes. He handles patent infringement and nullity cases in close cooperation with external patent attorneys and also handles comprehensive and complex matters in close cooperation with the client’s in-house team. A further emphasis of his work lies on drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements – in particular, licensing, know-how and R&D agreements. Such agreements often involve international aspects and unique business models.
Dr Grohmann studied law in Jena, Germany, and spent a part of his legal clerkship in a law firm in Helsinki, Finland. He received his PhD in law from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Before founding UNIT4 IP together with three partners, he was an attorney at law between 2007 and 2015 with Lichtenstein, Körner & Partners in Stuttgart.
His remarkable list of publications includes various book contributions, essays and comments on court rulings. Dr Grohmann is member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright, the German Association of Intellectual Property Professionals and the Licensing Executives Society.