Martin Köhler


Martin Köhler has more than 20 years’ experience in IP litigation and counselling, with a special focus on patent litigation. He is also active in design rights enforcement and unfair competition litigation, in particular related to technology-driven industries. Outside court, his work includes providing advice on licensing, research and development agreements, as well as on employee invention matters.

Mr Köhler’s extensive litigation experience encompasses successful enforcement of IP rights, as well as defence work against infringement claims, including proceedings involving standard essential patents and antitrust based-FRAND defence.

Mr Köhler has represented clients in a number of different technical areas, including electronics, telecoms, LEDs, solar cells, mechanical and chemical engineering, automotive technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has been lead counsel in numerous litigation proceedings involving parallel proceedings in other European jurisdictions, as well as in the United States and Asia.

In addition to his legal studies at the Universities of Saarbrucken/Nancy and Trinity College Dublin, he completed a diploma (DEUG) and postgraduate studies (DESS) in French law.

Mr Köhler regularly writes on IP matters and speaks at conferences on patent law issues. He is also a lecturer at the Hagen Law School. Mr Köhler is an active member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the European Patent Lawyers Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners.

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