Peter Chrocziel

Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

With over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of IP and IT law, Peter Chrocziel counsels large international companies, especially in the technology, automotive and pharma industries, and help them enforce their IP rights.

Mr Chrocziel acts for clients typically in cross-border patent infringement procedures. His clients value his experience and knowledge of US law. He is also an expert on arbitration proceedings in intellectual property and has published in that area.

Mr Chrocziel is also focused on antitrust counselling, whether licensing or court proceedings. He has also advised on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing issues and represented clients in such proceedings.

Further, he acts for several clients in their worldwide IP transactional activities. This includes corporate transactions with a focus on intellectual property and information technology, as well as R&D agreements and counselling in complex corporate transactions.

Recommended by legal guides as a ‘go-to guy’ for both intellectual property and information technology, Mr Chrocziel is recognised as “a high-calibre practitioner” and is regularly listed as a recommended expert for litigation and licensing. He has recently authored books on IP arbitration and IP and competition law.

Mr Chrocziel is a professor at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Bavaria, where he teaches patent, trademark and competition law. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1983 and is also admitted to practise before the New York courts, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Court of International Trade. He was president of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Germany for five years and president of LES International from 2005 to 2006. He is also a certified licensing professional.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • LES

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Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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