Klaus G Göken

Partner at Eisenführ Speiser

Klaus G Göken specialises in patent infringement proceedings and licensing negotiations. Another focus of his work is the development of corporate strategies for successful IP exploitation. In this respect, he is particularly familiar with the IP approach of ‘hidden champion’ companies.

With a background in electrical engineering, Mr Göken has special expertise in the fields of renewable energies, electronics, TV and telecoms. On behalf of well-known market leaders in these fields, he has been involved in several landmark EPO decisions.

Since the start of his career, Mr Göken has represented clients in more than 750 oral proceedings at the EPO – particularly in opposition proceedings – and at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Supreme Court, particularly regarding nullity actions. He has advised clients in more than 50 different licensing campaigns and has assisted in the finalisation of over 300 licensing agreements.

Mr Göken’s extensive prosecution and enforcement work has found its way into the development of several IP management programmes – for example, programmes for filing patent applications and managing patents which have become standard relevant, as well as programmes for avoiding oppositions and for product-oriented prosecution in various technical fields.

Mr Göken is north German director of the University of Strasbourg’s Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies seminar on European patent law. He also teaches IP law at the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • LES
  • PAK

Firm details

Eisenführ Speiser
Am Kaffee-Quartier 3
Bremen 28217
Germany

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