Johannes Lang

Co-Managing Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

Johannes Lang’s main areas of practice involve conducting patent litigation in Germany and France, German and European patent opposition and appeal proceedings, patent nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Court of Justice, and prosecuting patents before the patent offices.

Mr Lang’s particular technical fields include software and computer-related inventions, electronics, information technology and telecoms, semiconductor memories, digital image and audio processing, audio-video devices, smartcards and medical devices.

Mr Lang is frequently the lead patent attorney in complex international patent litigation in Germany and Europe, particularly in cases requiring coordination with parallel US litigation or litigation in other European countries. Mr Lang represents major global companies in patent litigation in the fields of computer technology, data compression, GSM and 3G telecoms standards and smartcards.

As a qualified French patent attorney, Mr Lang is also experienced in French patent litigation procedure, particularly in the saisie-contrefaçon (French proceedings to establish an infringement).

Mr Lang is chair of the Software Patent Committee of the German Patent Bar Association and a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Software and Business Methods Committee. He is also a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the German Intellectual Property Association, the Association of German Patent Engineers, the Chamber of Patent Attorneys and the European Patent Institute.

Mr Lang co-authored Concise European Patent Law, a commentary on European IP legislation.

He gives lectures on patent infringement law at the Kurt Härtel Institute of the University of Hagen, Germany, and regularly lectures and publishes works in the field of software patents in particular.

Professional associations

  • GRUR
  • LES
  • VPP

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Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 8167

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