Jochen Pagenberg (Dr iur., LLM (Harvard)) is a co-founder and senior member of IP firm Bardehle Pagenberg, headquartered in Munich. He is admitted to the Munich and Paris Bars.
Dr Pagenberg covers all fields of IP litigation and advice. These range from the enforcement of mechanical, pharmaceutical, biotech, electronic and software patents to the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and copyright matters, unfair competition, European antitrust law and licensing. Dr Pagenberg has also acted in many arbitration and mediation proceedings as pleading attorney or arbitrator.
In cooperation with Bardehle Pagenberg's patent attorneys, Dr Pagenberg has dealt with simultaneous infringement proceedings before the German courts, oppositions before the European Patent Office and German Patent and Trademark Office, and revocation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Supreme Court. For more than 30 years, Dr Pagenberg has successfully prepared and coordinated important cases with multilingual teams, organising internal and external expert hearings in multi-disciplinary strategy discussions and mock trials with former judges from a number of European jurisdictions.
Important trademark cases have involved parallel imports of consumer products, worldwide coexistence agreements between suppliers and piracy, which is of particular concern to owners of famous trademarks. His practice also comprises regular representation in opposition proceedings before the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, the European Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice, as well as numerous infringement actions before the German courts.
Dr Pagenberg is a member of the advisory committee of the German Federal Ministry of Justice set up to discuss matters of European patent law. He has served for more than seven years as an expert and sole attorney of the European Working Party for the European Patent Litigation Agreement, and has been appointed as a member of the Expert Group as one of five attorneys from the European Union. In 2009 Dr Pagenberg was elected president of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), after serving as its vice president for four years. He is chairman of the special committee on European patent litigation of the AIPPI.
Since 1973, he has been a co-editor of the English-language IP journal International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. He has also published a number of books and more than 80 articles on a wide range of IP-related subjects in German, English and French. He lectures at the Universities of Strasbourg and Alicante, and at the Munich Industrial Property Law Centre of the Max Planck Institute. He has also given numerous presentations covering the entire IP spectrum.