Christian Osterrieth, an attorney since 1984, has practised since 1986 exclusively in the field of national, European and international IP law (technology law, trademark law and unfair competition law). He specialises in patent and trademark litigation, as well as licensing. Professor Osterrieth represents major and global clients from many technology-driven industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, computer hardware and software. A particular focus of his work is the development and implementation of litigation strategies in multinational patent litigation.
Professor Osterrieth studied at the University of Konstanz and, after his second state exam (French and international IP law), at the University of Paris II (Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences Sociales). He is the author and co-author of various books and articles on IP law, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences regarding patent law, trademark law and licensing. In particular, he participates in the training of specialty lawyers in IP law.
From 2002 until 2004 he was president of the Licensing Executives Society, Germany. He is a member of the patent committee of GRUR, the German Intellectual Property Association. Professor Osterrieth is an honorary professor of patent law at the University of Constance and a lecturer at the University of Dusseldorf.