Dr. Mirko Weinert

Partner

Mirko Weinert (admitted to practice in 2007) specializes in national and multi-national patent litigation and trade secret litigation. He has gained extensive experience in all matters relating to intellectual property rights with a technical background, as well as other areas of intellectual property law. He particularly advises clients in the technical areas of telecommunications, information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and mechanics.

Before becoming an attorney, Mirko worked as a research fellow at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Prof. Dr. Zekoll, LL.M.) where he extended his expertise in procedural law and earned his PhD in 2006.

Mirko is visiting lecturer for patent law at the law faculty of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and visiting lecturer for the law on licence contracts at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. In addition, he also speaks at conferences on patent law.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
    • Representing a leading German manufacturer of high precision machine tools for the metal working industries in patent litigation (2017-today)
    • Representing a global leader in packaging in extensive patent litigation (2015 – present)
    • Representing a global pharmaceutical originator company in multi-jurisdiction blockbuster patent litigation concerning biosimilars (2014 – present)
    • Representing a major provider of billing systems in patent matters (2013 – present)
    • Representing a long established globally active German company in the field of dental ceramics in comprehensive patent litigation matters (2013-present)
    • Representing a major international mobile telecommunications company in multi-jurisdiction patent portfolio litigation relating to standard-essential and implementation patents involving significant antitrust and FRAND issues (2011 – present)
    • Representing a global human proteins manufacturer in patent infringement litigation right up to the Federal Supreme Court (BGH) (2010-2014)
    • Representing and advising a major mobile network operator and service provider in several patent portfolio lawsuits based on standard-essential and implementation patents (2009 – present)
    • Representing a global market leader in mobile telecommunications in numerous cross-border patent litigation proceedings against various competitors, involving a large number of standard essential and implementation patents (2008 – present)
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
    • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
    • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
    • Visiting lecturer for patent law at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
    • Visiting lecturer on the law on license contracts at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
    • Regular speaker at multiple seminars and conferences
  • WHAT OTHERS SAY
    • “…relishes the cut and thrust of multi-jurisdictional litigation in the fields of information technology, medical devices and telecommunications.” IAM Patent 1000, 2020
    • “very impressed in proceedings”, “very extensive know-how in contentious proceedings and other negotiation situations”, JUVE 2019/20
    • “Mirko Weinert brings a calm, measured presence that fills clients with confidence.” IAM Patent 1000, 2019
    • “…notable patent litigator”, MIP IP Stars 2018
    • “Rising Star” for Patents, ExpertGuide – The Word´s leading Lawyers chosen by their peers, 2018
    • Often recommended for Patent Law, JUVE Handbuch 2017/2018
    • “Mirko Weinert, who works with “great rigour and tenacious determination to deliver success” for clients. (…) Weinert demonstrates “a true passion to undertake challenging work and great intellectual capability to understand important details in complex material”. Clients “could not have obtained better service or a better IP practitioner to undertake (…) work.” MIP – IP Stars 2017
    • Often recommended for Patent Law, JUVE Handbuch 2016/2017
    • […] “technically strong”. Legal 500 EMEA 2016
    • […] “Excellently organized, well-thought-out litigation”. Competitor, JUVE Handbook 2014

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Visiting address:

Steinstraße 20
40212 Düsseldorf
Germany

Postal address:

Steinstraße 20
40212 Düsseldorf
Germany

The facts

Languages

German, English, Russian

Education

University of Frankfurt am Main (PhD, 2006)

Higher Regional Court Naumburg (Law, 2003)

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Law, 2001)

Admission

2007