Dr. Mirko Weinert


Mirko Weinert (admitted to practice in 2007) specializes in national and multi-national patent litigation and trade secret litigation. The range of his activities covers infringement proceedings, nullity proceedings, enforcement proceedings and subsequent damages proceedings. 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. Clients particularly entrust Mirko with the court representation in the technical areas of telecommunications, information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and mechanics. Developing and negotiating technology transfer agreements forms a further foucs of his work. In addition, the spectrum of Mirko’s advisory expertise encompasses the field of IP and trade secret compliance.

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 license contracts at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. In addition, he also speaks at conferences on patent law and co-authored a handbook on license contracts.

He acts for his clients before the Unified Patent Court and the national German courts.

    • 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)
    • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
    • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
    • 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
    • Weinert is a smooth and strategic courtroom operator who quickly gets to grips with his clients’ technologies to present his arguments eloquently and with distinction before the judge. – IAM Patent 1000, 2024
    • Recommended Individual – JUVE, 2023/2024
    • “The equally versatile Weinert is a natural strategist, with a knack for securing clients’ commercial objectives.” – IAM Patent 1000, 2023
    • « competent and creative with extensive technical knowledge” – JUVE, 2022/2023
    • Often recommended, « calm, structured, extensive knowledge », – JUVE 2021/2022
    • “level-headed, structured, extensive knowledge”, – JUVE Patent 2021
    • [Mirko] Weinert is called on by the likes of Huawei and Gilead for his “excellent knowledge of European patent law, technology and the German legal system.” – IAM Patent 1000, 2021
    • “…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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