Dr. Felix Klopmeier, LL.M.

Dr. Felix Klopmeier's work primarily focusses on all the areas of intellectual property and unfair competition law. He advises and represents German and international enterprises and groups of companies. A specific area of specialization of Dr. Klopmeier lies in the conduction of patent infringement and patent nullity proceedings. It is particularly in patent nullity proceedings that he has represented clients up to the German Federal Supreme Court, leading them to success many times. From a strategic point of view the first priority in all consultations and proceedings is to find pragmatic solutions whereby the clients' objectives can be achieved in the most economic and effective way.

Dr. Klopmeier also frequently works for the beverage industry and for companies in the field of system catering. In these industries above all foodstuff law and distribution law have a considerable importance. An important part of his work is the enforcement and defense of well-known trademarks as well as actions against "me-too" and counterfeit products.

Alongside his membership in national associations, Dr. Klopmeier has mainly international commitments. Until June 2018 he led the Interlaw "Affinity Group" NextGen E/ME/A, and between 2015 and 2019 he was a board member of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF). Since October 2021 he is leader of Interlaw's IP Special Business Team for Europe/Middle East/Africa Region.

In October 2018 he received the "Interlawyer of the Year 2018" award. In November 2022 and again in October 2023, Wirtschaftswoche listed him as Renowned Patent Litigator.

Dr. Klopmeier has studied law at the Universities of Düsseldorf (Germany) and Maastricht (The Netherlands). During his legal internship he inter alia worked for Mkono & Co Advocates in Tansania. In 2008 he received his PhD (Dr. iur.) with a dissertation about "The Dogmatics of Damages in Patent Law". In 2011 he obtained a Master's degree (LL.M.) in the area of intellectual property and unfair competition law.


Areas of Specialization

Intellectual Property Law (Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law) and Unfair Competition Law
Foodstuff Law
Commercial Law and Distribution Law
Labour Law

Languages German
  • Germany/Europe in "The Lack of Grace in Grace Periods for Public Disclosures", AIPF Law Bugle Issue 19 / Feb. 2018
  • Brexit - How it effects IP in Europe, AIPF Law Bugle Jul. 2016
  • Dogmatik des Schadensersatzes im Patentrecht, Dissertation (2008)
  • Kommentierung der Artt. 10, 11 (zusammen mit Katrin Arend) und Artt. 35-37 TRIPs in: Peter-Tobias Stoll, Jan Busche & Katrin Arend (eds.) – WTO – Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law), (2009)
  • Kapitel Tanzania in: Lawrence W. Newman, Attachment of Assets, zusammen mit Dr. W. Kapinga (2009)
  • Ausführungszwang im Patentrecht – alte Lösung für neue Probleme?, CIPReport 3/2007, S. 40 ff.
  • Kommentierung der Artt. 10, 11, 35-37 TRIPs in: Busche / Stoll (Hrsg.), TRIPs – Internationales und europäisches Recht des geistigen Eigentums, 2007
  • Software ohne Patentrichtlinie Toolbox Ausgabe 5/2005, S. 94 ff.
  • Marken-, Urheberrechts- und Patentverletzungen, Toolbox Ausgabe 3/2005, S. 93 ff.
  • Mein Recht in eBay, 140 S., 2004, C & L Computer- u. Literaturverlag
  • Die Softwarepatent-Richtlinie der EU, freeX Ausgabe 3/2004, S. 8 ff.
  • Zur Technizität von Software, Mitt. 2002, S. 65 ff.
  • Software und softwarebezogene Erfindungen – Der Schutz von Innovationen im Spannungsfeld von Urheberrecht und Patentrecht, 70 S., 2001, GRIN Verlag
Curriculum Vitae
  • 1977 born in Krefeld.
  • 1997 to 2003 legal studies at the Universities of Düsseldorf (Germany) and Maastricht (The Netherlands).
  • 2003 to 2007 research assistant at the Centre for Intellectual Property Law at the University of Düsseldorf (Prof. Dr. Busche).
  • 2008 admission to the German Bar (Düsseldorf). 
  • 2008 PhD (Dr. jur.).
  • 2011 LL.M. – Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law.
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