Kay N Kasper


Kay N Kasper passed the German Bar exam in 2002 and has primarily been acting in patent litigation cases since. In the past few years, he has supplemented this established practice with representation of clients in arbitration and he increasingly acts as a professional consultant in out-of-court negotiations and as a negotiator, in particular in licence negotiations concerning standard-essential patents (SEP). In this capacity he assisted BMW in the negotiations with the licensing platform Avanci. Mr Kasper is a certified global negotiator, certified by the University St Gallen, and a trained commercial mediator.

In court he focuses on the coordination of large SEP-portfolio litigation, especially in the telecoms area. Proceedings abroad, as well as preparatory strategic consulting in the case of such multinational conflicts, form an important part of his practice. Litigation in the field of SEP and consulting on the FRAND criteria are the areas on which he currently focuses.

Mr Kasper has gained considerable experience in technical areas such as telecommunications, information technology, automotive and medical devices, as well as in the fields of mechanics, coating and packaging technologies and, most recently, in litigation of risk-reduced tobacco products.

Mr Kasper has specialised in intellectual property, and patent law in particular, since starting his studies in 1994. During that time he has received practical training from the German Patent and Trademark Office, as well as various German and US patent attorney and law firms in Frankfurt, Munich and New York. During his legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Frankfurt, he worked for a chamber which specialised in copyright and trademark law.

Professional associations

  • IPO
  • LES
  • VPP

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Steinstrasse 20
Dusseldorf 40212

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