Clemens-August Heusch

Head, European Litigation at Nokia

Clemens-August Heusch is head of European litigation at Nokia. He is responsible for litigation and arbitration throughout Europe, the Near East and Africa, with a strong focus on multinational IP litigation and FRAND arbitrations. Since 2008 Nokia has been involved in more than 200 patent cases worldwide against companies such as Apple, HTC, Blackberry, InterDigital, Qualcomm, IPCom, KPN and others. These patent cases related to the implementation of patents as well as to SEPs relating to GSM, UMTS, LTE, H.264, WiFi, NFC and others.

Before joining Nokia, Dr Heusch was an attorney at law at the international law firm Bird & Bird LLP in Dusseldorf (from 2004 to 2008). He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Bonn, holds an LLM from the University of Maastricht and a PhD from the University of Cologne. During his traineeship, he worked in the competition law team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne and Brussels.

Dr Heusch is a registered lawyer at the Cologne Bar and is a certified IP lawyer. Fluent in German, English and French, he regularly presents and writes on a range of legal topics. He is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and was appointed to the AIPPI Standing Committee on Standards and Patents. He is also a member of the board of the German AIPPI group, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Licensing Executives Society.

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  • LES


  • Telecommunications

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