Peter Chrocziel

Partner at Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB

With more than 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. In doing so, he assists clients in enforcing their IP rights.

Mr Chrocziel is especially active for clients from the United States and Asia in cross-border patent infringement procedures. His clients value his experience and knowledge of US law. In addition, he is an expert on arbitration proceedings concerning intellectual property and has published in this area.

Mr Chrocziel’s professional activities also encompass antitrust counselling – be it with regard to licensing or in court proceedings. He has also advised on FRAND issues and represented clients in such proceedings.

Mr Chrocziel is active for a number of clients in their worldwide IP transactional activities. This includes corporate transactions with a focus on IP and IT matters, as well as R&D agreements and counselling in complex corporate transactions.

Recommended by practice area 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 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

Firm details

Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB
Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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