Gottfried Schüll

Equity Partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK

Gottfried Schüll has handled upwards of 500 patent litigation and nullification proceedings over more than two decades. Admitted to the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Patent Court and the German and European patent offices, he has represented clients as lead counsel in montetising some of the most valuable patent portfolios in information and communications technology, electronics and semiconductor technology.

Starting with the game-changing MPEG-2 patent litigation, Mr Schüll is continuously involved in enforcing patents for the world’s technology leaders in the field of video compression. He represents the national investment fund, France Brevets, which is active in international patent licensing relating to contactless payment, as well as a landline and mobile telecommunications company in pending cases against smartphone manufacturers. In the field of telecommunications, he also counselled one of the world’s largest market-capitalised companies in patent litigation and nullification proceedings against the four leading German internet service providers. He also secured a fundamental verdict from the Federal Supreme Court confirming the protection of digital data products generated by a patented encoding process.

Mr Schüll is consistently recognised in JUVE’s patent category as one of Germany’s finest patent attorneys. He chaired the IT Working Group of the Licensing Executives Society Germany for 10 years and, based on his reputation in litigation matters, is frequently appointed as an independent court expert (by the Dusseldorf Appeals Court), as well as an arbitrator. As a frequent author and speaker, Mr Schüll regularly provides analyses on the German and European patent litigation landscape.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • GRUR
  • LES

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Bleichstrasse 14
Dusseldorf 40211

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