Thomas Schachl

Partner at Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann, Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Thomas Schachl has been a litigator in the IP field for more than 15 years. A partner with Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann since 2014, he heads the firm’s legal and trademark department.

The main focus of his work is the enforcement and defence of IP rights in the areas of mechanical engineering (automotive), medical devices, information technology, biotech and pharma.

He represents clients in patent infringement trials before the German courts, as well as provides strategic counselling and coordination of international pending parallel patent infringement and nullity proceedings. Mr Schachl routinely advises his clients on IP-related transactions, drafting and evaluation of all types of IP contract, including licensing, confidentiality and R&D agreements. He has also handled extensive IP damages suits, patent entitlement actions, inspections and evidence gathering, trade fair seizures, as well as preliminary injunction matters; he has also conducted several mediation hearings.

He provides legal advice in patent infringement matters, IP-related transactions and IP due diligence and know-how transfer, IP contracts, licensing, confidentiality and R&D agreements, as well as know-how protection and employee invention matters (remuneration and entitlement matters). He is further counselling on inspection and evidence taking matters, border seizures, trade fair disputes and IP-related unfair competition disputes; he also advises on out-of-court negotiations, including mediation proceedings. He represents clients before German courts and the upcoming Unified Patent Court.

Mr Schachl is an attorney at law and a certified German IP specialist (Fachanwalt für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz); he holds an LLM in international IP law focusing on international and national aspects of patent and trademark law. He acts for a wide range of national and international corporations and small and mid-sized enterprises, and is also a frequent speaker on various IP-related matters at Licensing Executives Society conferences and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Located in Munich, Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann started with five attorneys in 2007 and has grown to include over 20 patent attorneys and attorneys at law, representing clients from all over the world and across the full spectrum of industries.

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Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann, Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Zweibrueckenstrasse 5-7
Munich 80331

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