Stefan Richter


Stefan Richter was admitted to the Bar in 2010. He advises and represents national and international clients in all fields of IP law. The focus of his work is on national and cross-border patent infringement litigation and parallel opposition and nullity proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices and the German Federal Patent Court.

Mr Richter advises clients in various technical fields, in particular telecommunications and information technology, electronics, software, optics, semiconductors, automotive, mechanical engineering, material science and medical devices. He uses his special expertise in the field of software not only in his patent law forensic and advisory work, but also in his work counselling clients on software copyright law and data protection law.

Mr Richter studied law at the University of Osnabrück, also earning an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School focusing mainly on US patent, copyright and trademark law, as well as on tort law.

Mr Richter worked as a research fellow at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute for Commercial and Business Law (department of Hans-Jürgen Ahrens). He earned his PhD with a thesis on tort liability and attribution of damages.

During his legal clerkship in the jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court Dusseldorf, he continued to focus on patent law, working for German and international law firms in Dusseldorf and Chicago.

Mr Richter is a regular visiting lecturer for patent law at the University of Osnabrück.

Professional associations

  • GRUR
  • VPP

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Steinstrasse 20
Dusseldorf 40212

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